Because of my post at Time Goes By (see the post just below this one), I stumbled upon a most touching and excellent short story written by Patrick Samphire:
Uncle Vernon's Lie
You have to read this piece. Though written for children and young adults, this wonderful little fantasy will grab you right from the first.
Samphire is such a talented writer, and I intend to fully indulge my inner child with more of his stories.