Photo provided by Shaktiki Sharma.
This story originally appeared May 1, 2013.
We get Jack Hibbler’s shocking account about finding out what his dad’s dying words, “Jack, you should never have been born,” REALLY meant.
I guess you don’t mess with forces beyond your control, do you?
It’s thirty years later and this is all Jack had to say of it. Although he never went insane, he’s never been the same since.
Ben Hibbler, Jr., my Pop, died on September 12, 1987 and told me I shouldn’t have been born.
I didn’t know how right he was until that fateful day I read his diary.
I went up to the attic, found his typewriter and the notebook where he put his secret writings. Leafing through the Underwood typefaces, the pages getting yellower towards the back, I noticed the oldest page printed in a different, fancy typeface.
Attached was a newspaper clipping with his birthdate on it. I laid it beside today’s morning newspaper.
Both read: “Benjamin Hibbler, Jr., born September 13th, 1987 …”