By - 18/12/2018 12:00
Today, after two years of hard work, I finished writing my novel dedicated to my father. I timed everything so that the paperback would arrive at his house just before Christmas, then I booked a flight to surprise him so I could see his reaction in person. He just texted me, my mom told him. FML
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By  mssileas  |  25

Wow, I don't know if this was a case of really unfortunate miscommunication or if your mum is a huge binch.
Anyway I'm really sorry, OP. Luckily, with books it's really what's inside that counts, and you can still get to experience his reaction to your writing as it unfolds.

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By  mssileas  |  25

Wow, I don't know if this was a case of really unfortunate miscommunication or if your mum is a huge binch.
Anyway I'm really sorry, OP. Luckily, with books it's really what's inside that counts, and you can still get to experience his reaction to your writing as it unfolds.

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  PenguinPal3017  |  18

It sounds like the mother doesn't deserve it.

By  Kaili McCoy  |  6

I feel like you’ve over thought this. Wouldn’t wrapping it up and giving it to him in person still allow you to see his reaction and negate the need for secrecy and perfect timing?

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Unless shipping to OP then going didn’t work. Cuz books don’t just magically become available when their finished. The book probably came available at a time that made more sense to ship it to the dad than to OP.

By  gsouther  |  10

You are a great daughter! If my daughter did that for me it would mean the world to me weather the surprise was ruined or not would not matter !