A Little Girl’s Letter to her Father. (Revised and Updated)


“I feel safe when you are with me. That’s because you are so brave and strong. It was you who told me not to be scared of the dark. But I was never really scared of the dark. It was what was in the dark that scared me.

Connie’s dad scared me sometimes. He’s got a rotten temper and he smells bad. He’s not nice like you. He shouts at Connie all the time. You never shout at me. He’s not as handsome as you either.
I don’t want to get all icky, but you’re probably the best dad ever. I mean, would Connie’s dad go with HER on a picnic in Central Park? I doubt it. You’re kind and you’re funny too. Except when you’re really really tired and then you go quiet which is okay. I guess you’ve got things on your mind.

I used to think I would marry you when I grow up. Now I know that was silly. I can’t marry you. You’re way too old for me. But we can always be best friends and when you and mom are too old to work, I’ll look after you.”

From Punisher Max #75, Father’s Day. Story and Artwork by Peter Milligan and Goran Parlov.

Happy Father’s Day to all Dads, including you, Punisher…. although you sadly no longer have any children alive who feel safe when they are with you.


Sherry Konkus

Sherry Konkus lives in Owosso, MI. She is the proud owner of the Camac Athena EX Concert Grand Harp named "Grover" and Camac Mademoiselle named "Ernie." She's also the proud author of The Punisher Harp Zone. Sherry is the one who came up with the idea of portraying The Punisher from Marvel Comics as the punishing harpist who plays the harp in memory of his family who was killed by the mob years ago.