Hello From the Other Side

After my dad died, I asked for a sign

Vivian McInerny
Real
Published in
4 min readMay 22, 2024

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Picture of a tattered Army jacket with the name McInerny printed over a breast pocket
Image of my brother’s Army jacket photographed by me

A package arrived in mid-April. I hadn’t ordered anything.

Inside the padded envelope was olive green material. I unfolded it. It was an army jacket. A patch over a chest pocket read: McInerny.

The tears came.

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Vivian McInerny
Real
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Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.