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FATHER’S DAY, my award-winning, humorous short memoir about my dad, is FREE on Amazon through Father’s Day and I’d like to give it away to as many people as possible in the next few days. You don’t need a Kindle–anyone with a Mac, PC, iPad, or smartphone can read it with the free Kindle app and you can give it to anyone you know who is a father or has a father by clicking the Give as a Gift button and entering an email address. Please download this short tale, then share, post, tweet, and blog about it everywhere. I want everybody to read this story about my dad.

FATHER’S DAY is available from Amazon.

4.7 of 5 stars.


“Father’s Day” won 1st Place in the California Literary Arts Society Memoir Contest (2009) and 2nd Place, Non-Fiction, in West Suburban Living’s Annual Writing and Photography Contest (2005).

Says B.R. Robb, author of River Ghosts: In Father’s Day, author Don Bingle asks the question, What will you remember? Such a momentous question when it comes to parenthood, in this case father to son, and son to father. As a parent, will we treat our child lovingly and with warm attention, before our child’s remembering eyes? A parent’s eccentricity becomes a child’s favorite memory. In this instance, the memory includes a determined dad who enlists his son’s help, a patch of bare ground, perfect cut sod suddenly on sale, an aging Rambler, and ingenuity fueled by, well, a penchant for being utterly cheap. Don Bingle’s Father’s Day builds along lovingly until the story creates a lasting image of himself as the captain of all his father cannot survey. This is a true story, quick to the point that tells more than some novels do. A big tale told in short story form. Definitely a must to share with your children, parents, or both. Perfect for Father’s Day, or any day at all.


Best known as the world’s top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres, with three published novels (Net Impact; Forced Conversion; GREENSWORD) and more than thirty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including stories in The Crimson Pact, Steampunk’d, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Slipstreams, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Blue Kingdoms–Mages & Magic, Civil War Fantastic, Carnage & Consequences, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, The Dimension Next Door, Sol’s Children, Historical Hauntings, and Fantasy Gone Wrong.

Many of Don’s stories are electronically available, individually or in genre collections, including “Writer on Demand: Tales of Gamers and Gaming,” “Writer on Demand: Tales of Humorous Horror,” “Writer on Demand: Tales Out of Time,” “Writer on Demand: Grim, Fair e-Tales,” and “Writer on Demand: Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam.”