Short Story

A Philadelphia Winter—Mark Tulin – PLEASE SEE ME

Please See Me is a literary magazine for health care narratives. Issue 4 is on the theme of Hope.

A Philadelphia Winter is about a man who clings to hope despite his wife’s suicide attempt.

— Read on pleaseseeme.com/issue-4/fiction/a-philadelphia-winter-mark-tulin/

Author, poet, short story writer from Santa Barbara, California. I write about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching present in California. These are narratives that may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

16 comments on “A Philadelphia Winter—Mark Tulin – PLEASE SEE ME

  1. This was a beautiful story Mark! I couldn’t help feel numb as I was reading it but I am hopeful there will be hope 🙂

  2. A heartfelt and heartbreaking story, Mark. Tragically, Nora’s story is not unique. I’m currently reading the memoir of a New Yorker, Latina woman, now in her forties, of the sexual abuse she endured in silence from a young age. It’s so painful to read that I’ve put her book aside for a while.

  3. 🙏❤️🌞

  4. What an incredibly powerful story about the damage humans inflict on one another. I was so relieved for the glimmer of hope at the end.

  5. Macrine Jangu

    Quite a story…i am moved..

  6. I love this, and I think that many of us can relate to either being the one who wants to help or the one who is incapable of receiving it.

  7. I can only imagine that there are more stories out there like Nora’s. I know this is fiction, but it’s powerful and sad. I read the hope in the end and that’s what I have for anyone in this situation.

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