My Nana used to call them her stories, but the term "soap opera" always held a special place in my heart. There is just something about a genre of radio program being tagged in a certain way due to the types of sponsorship it has. Imagine if we did that today--would situation comedies be known as "fast food operas?" But I digress.I borrowed the name as the title for this page because it will be the link-up for various segmented stories that I'll write from time to time. Visit here if you miss a chapter.A Fond FarewellFrederick seems to be a hard-working and ordinary guy. One day he is dismissed from the only job he has had during his adult life for superfluous reasons. In the end, he reveals that perhaps he wasn't as ordinary as he first appeared.