The End of the Alphabet
By Leigh
Aug 5, 2007 - 12:14:23 PM

When Ambrose Zephyr has a routine physical at the time of his fiftieth birthday, he isn't anticipating the shocking news the doctor imparts upon to him and his beloved wife, Zipper. Ambrose is told that he has a rare and fatal disease, and most certainly has no more than a month to live.

Ambrose and Zipper are devastated.  While neither is a perfect individual, they are perfect for and to each other.   The day after they receive the horrible news, Ambrose, who has long held an affection for the alphabet and various typefaces, plans a journey for his remaining days.  He and Zipper will travel to one venue per letter of the alphabet; twenty six letters - and destinations - that will take him to the end of his month.


What unfolds on the journey is the tale of how Ambrose and Zipper met, lived, and loved.  The uniqueness of their love and marriage is shown as the couple struggles to come to terms with the end of their life together.


THE END OF THE ALPHABET is a short story that seems much larger due to the enormity of the question it asks; what would you do if you had only a month to live?  Yet, this is also a beautiful love story - two ordinary people who found what matters most; joy and happiness in the form of their life partner.  I highly recommend taking the time to read this wonderful story that will stay with you long after the final page.

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