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My Hope by Tyrean Martinson
My daughter notices my books. “Armchair traveling again?”
“This time, I have an itinerary.”
“Oh. I thought … you had given up that dream.”
“Never. I want to see the sun set on new horizons.”
“I thought they didn’t take anyone past prime.”
“It turns out they want a little wisdom for the generations to come.”
She snorts, then sobers. “Will I never see you again?”
“You could come with me.”
She stares at the glowering ash-filled sunset. “Do you think they’ll take me?”
“I may have overstepped, but I asked already.”
I have hope for us again.
The SHORT TALE 100 – MARCH 2017