Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thirty Years - 250 Words plus or minus 3
They had not been teenagers caught up in the lust and emotional confusion that permeates that stage of Life. They met in their late twenties. She had already been married once and divorced. And he had finally decided to leave his childhood behind and step up into the world of adults. Desperation did not drive him, he just knew it was time to grow up.
Jake ran through the successes and failures of the last thirty years. Had he met her expectations? Had she lived up to his? Being fair, he decided neither had fulfilled their respective hopes and dreams. But then he remembered both of them had made no promise other than to be there through thick and thin.
Satisfied with where he was at this moment in his life, he hoped she was also. He signed the card and sealed the envelope.
A thinly veiled personal post disguised as fiction.
Afterthought - Yeah - in case anyone is keeping tabs - this ended up at 253 words. I just had to mess with it.