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