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Sue Burke
A Jay Lake story 
8th-Jun-2014 11:03 am
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Author Jay Lake died a week ago today, and people have been posting Jay Lake stories.

My story is small.

At the same time he was suffering through his slow death from cancer, so was my sister. He spoke very freely about symptoms and troubles, often the same as hers, which she and I talked about. It made her feel less alone. One day she had a specific question, so I asked it as a comment to a post on his blog. He answered promptly and honestly, with useful suggestions and best wishes.

It’s not much of a story, but it tells one true thing about Jay. He did not know me at all, much less my sister, but he was always glad to help anyone any way he could.

I’ll miss him.

— Sue Burke
Comments 
8th-Jun-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing. I had a very brief and very lovely interaction with him online, which left me with great warm feeling for him, and I "followed him all the days of his life" from then on. He seems to have been a magnificent person.
9th-Jun-2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
They say the good die young. That's obviously not true, but we notice the loss of the good young ones more.
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