Fourteen Years of Fun and Frolic

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other.”

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‘Write in six words what you expect your future to hold.’  That, more or less was the brief, ‘and then, they said:  ‘expand on the theme.’

For a very long time I have thought I would turn up my toes in fourteen years from now.  Fourteen years of fun and frolic is what I shall aim for.

I confidently expect to get my way, I’m good at that.

First, let’s take a look at our future.  Our expectations depend to some extent on what age we are at this time.  If you are young, you may be intent on becoming a star of stage and screen, or a football hero, or better yet an entrepreneur with that light bulb flash of inspiration.  Bill Gates,  Richard Branson,  Steve Jobs,  James Dyson, they’ve all had them.  They’ve all had to put in the hours and would probably tell us that it isn’t easy.  Be careful what you wish for.

If you’re mature – I much prefer to use that euphemism – you are likely to want to live life  through your grandchildren, confidently expecting that they’ll love you for it.  Remember – be careful what you wish…

Me.  I’m footloose and fancy free.  I wish that was not the case, but with maturity comes loss, and one looks for compensation.  One is entitled!

My mother said that when you’re … mature, you can be outrageous and nobody minds.  So I will be.  I shall dress inappropriately, drink a little too much, dance like nobody’s looking; and throw myself at some passing philanderer.

Live like there’s no tomorrow.

I’d like that.

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LaLa Land by Malabar Cash is an ebook  for Kindle: available on Amazon.  Enjoy!

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