The Year Mom Died

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This short autobiographical story examines the year when my Mom died. The lessons she learned and those I learned by being there, taught me more about living than about dying.
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About Matt Chatelain

Born in Ottawa, fifty-two years ago, I have been the owner of a used bookstore I opened in Ontario, since 1990. I have been writing since I was ten. Beginning with poetry, I quickly moved on to short stories and non-fiction pieces. I stayed in that format for many years, eventually self-publishing a franchise manual, as well as a variety of booklets.
Having semi-retired from the bookstore, I embarked on the project of writing my first serious novel, which I expanded to a four-book series after discovering an incredible mystery hidden within a French author's books.
My interests are eclectic. I like Quantum Physics,Cosmology, history, archaeology, science in general, mechanics, free power, recycling and re-use. I'm a good handyman and can usually fix just about anything. I'm good with computers. I love movies, both good and bad, preferring action and war movies. I can draw and paint fairly well but am so obsessed with perspective and light that I cannot think of much else. I am too detail-oriented.
I have been around books all my life. In my mid-forties, I decided to focus on writing as my future job. It took me five years to learn the trade. Now I know how fast I can write and how to develop my story and characters. I always wage an internal war to decide if my next story is going to be a mild mystery or a big stake epic. So far the big stakes are winning

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Duncan Dennison reviewed on Dec. 14, 2013

So sad and yet so wonderful. I was in a similar situation and my mother, even though she wasn't particularly religious, had no fear of death. She made it easier for those around her. The pain came later.............
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MB Crandell reviewed on April 28, 2012

Your short story about your mother and how she lived that last year of her life, how you dealt with that as well as other members of your family touched my heart. I took care of my own mother for the last 10 years of her life and in doing so was blessed with a closer relationship with her, understanding where she was at and most of all, accepting her death as a natural progression of life. Thank you for sharing your story! I would imagine that many readers would benefit from the truths therein.
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