100 Words: Honor and Respect the Older Fellow - scribbles and lies
Feb. 7th, 2012
07:28 am - 100 Words: Honor and Respect the Older Fellow
My 100th birthday. The alarm wakes me five minutes before my younger self materializes.
He’s unpleasantly surprised. “The plan was for you to be asleep.”
“I know the plan. Duh. Plan’s off. Everything was wrong. Don’t do it!”
He looks confused. I remember the feeling. “Did you… I mean me… lie to me on our 80th, then?”
“I felt differently then, but now I want to live!”
His discomfort is growing. “But… But…” Poor kid. But he needs to learn.
Finally, I can’t help but grin: “Just kidding. Plan’s on.”
“Yeah. Let’s go!”
He raises the disintegrator. “Happy birthday!”
For consideration: "It's clear you're very much alive / It's 2105."