ST100: Reality by Jonathan McGookin

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Reality by Jonathan McGookin

41. Never married. Jan 1st, lost job. March 3rd, first night homeless. Bought a tent and canned food with last of money. Sleeping rough in local woods.

My mind races. Reality. No home, no job, no guarantees. Ultimate uncertainty.

Pull sleeping bag tight to my chin. You appreciate warmth when true cold surrounds you. Reflecting. Remembering my boss, my mortgage, my Facebook account. All gone. I wonder where I will go tomorrow? I could hitchhike? Look for odd jobs. Keep moving. Like Bruce Banner minus the alter ego.

My mind slows. Reality. No home, no job, no guarantees. Ultimate freedom.

The SHORT TALE 100 – MAY 2017

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