Dearest Diary,

Dearest Diary,
Let’s retire at sixty, but give no forewarning. The pension money – spend it on carefree adventures since the opinions of others won’t mean a damn thing. I say we: Streak jazzy purple highlights in between our short-cropped hair, accessorize with fresh daisies and jeweled hairpins. Next, like giddily young girls, get our noses pierced, start Monday margarita nights, enroll in Mr. Mickus, the handsome widower’s fine woodworking workshops on Saturdays, and hope, by then, we can learn to spit our chewing tobacco straight into the spittoon since smoking is prohibited! Let’s start practice tomorrow.

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Inspiration: Rochelle Wiseoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers

THE CHALLENGE: Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.

THE KEY: Make every word count.

Photo credit: WORKS by Claire Fuller

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42 thoughts on “Dearest Diary,

    • Sun says:

      i think, Bongo, too much of a wild free life could shorten your doggy days. better to stay in the tame lane and enjoy your nature trail life for as long as you can. 😛 thanks for barking up this way.

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  1. patriciaruthsusan says:

    I enjoyed the cheerful feeling of the story. A tobacco-spitting woman with all those adornments would leave quite a memory in the minds of others.It also sounds like she’s been saving up her money.

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    • Sun says:

      thank you, Patricia! yes, she’s quite a character…lots of drama. how much money she retains once retired should be interesting to note.

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    • Sun says:

      very nice update. you changed the first line and it still reads wonderful. i love the imagery of a heart going down an assembly line. great job.

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    • Sun says:

      i think, Rommel, you’re doing not so bad after all. look at all the adventures you already experienced – while working. 😛 so cool! you would probably never really retire…always will be something/someplace that catches your attention. you must be wrapping up your tour in Okinawa by now…take care and thanks for coming by. [smiling]

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