Thomas Winter

Thomas WinterWe were one of the first
families, founders of
Spoon River. My great-great-
grandfather built our house.
Generations of the
Winters came from that home,
to write our name across
the world. Until I failed
them all. I did every
thing I was supposed to –
sent my children to the
best schools, secured for them
prestigious jobs and well-
bred partners. I followed
the plan. I grew richer
and more influential.

But James embezzled and
fled overseas. Janie
died in an accident.
Hank overdosed on pills
after his great disgrace.
Sally’s husband beat her
until she became a
ghost of herself. Philip
contracted a syndrome,
and incurable. And
Maria just gave up
for some reason no one
ever learned. All of them
broken by life. While I
succeeded at every
goal, but preserving the
family legacy.

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