Great Fathers

This story has been published and is available in the book WHAT HAPPENED TO VICKY LEE? A COLLECTION OF STORIES By Ara Hagopian.

The softcover, which features 23 fiction and non-fiction short stories can be purchased here:


About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.
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14 Responses to Great Fathers

  1. Pat says:

    Beautiful words and sentiment, Ara.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love this drawing and your writing Ara

    • Thank you. This drawing was a commissioned piece and I am happy with how it came out. The person who commissioned the work owned a print called “Sisters” and she wanted a companion piece. So Father was made in the same style, which happens to be very different from my other work.

  3. Thankful Oregon Dad says:

    Hits home as we approach Father’s Day. Thanks for the beautiful imagery. Ara rocks.

  4. Jack D says:

    Very timely, with Fathers Day coming up.

    Dad always gets the bad rap, and it isn’t until you are older you figure out the sacrifices he made for you.

  5. Christopher says:

    Wonderful essay Ara, great depth of meaning – reminded me of the song “The Living Years” from Mike and the Mechanics …

  6. Your sister says:

    So true……. all of it! I live with a great father.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Very honest, true and touches the heart. I luv it.

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