Leonard’s Last Day by D.A. Conn is the quick account of a dramatic event based upon an actual happening. Because of this,all the characters have easily adapted the mannerisms of people you could meet in real life. The story is interesting in that it explores how several people caught in the same event may perceive it differently, based on what they had expected to happen beforehand.
The story is about Leonard, a man who is living with his wife, Sandra, anticipating starting a family in the suburbs; when out of nowhere an unexpected attack leaves him hospitalized. He does make enough of a recovery to return to his normal life,yet suddenly, it seems that safety has been striped from what he sees and he finds that he now needs to arm himself ‘just in case‘. People may try to explain to him how he should look more carefully into what he thinks is wrong, how the crash might have left him slightly brain damaged, but he’s not about to buy that!
I am nearly certain this is the first work of fiction by Ms. Conn. I would truly be interested in reading something longer; that’s, I guess my only complaint, the story ends before I’m able to latch onto characters I like.