Story: The Anniversary Interview-Chapter/Part 2

Upon his arrival in Florida for his parents’ anniversary, the young writer tells his parents he’d like to interview them. They agree heartily, excited about it.

“Let’s begin then” says the young writer, putting fresh paper in his typewriter.

“How did you two meet, and when?” was the first question. “We met in the Summer of 1983, I was a pilot then in the Air Force” said his father. “We met at a base social event” his mother added. “I wasn’t all that interested initially, but he won me over.” she continued.

“It started with the most awkward dance, I probably stepped on her feet ten times that evening” his father stated. They both laughed as they thought back to just HOW awkward it was. “You would definitely have found it hilarious, watching us fumble our way through that.”

The young writer smiled, as he listened to them. Even after all this time together, their deep and abiding Love for each other was evident in their tones, and written all over their faces. He knew not all people were so fortunate.

Part three coming soon

Part one here


Story: The Anniversary Interview-Chapter/Part One

Three A.M., a young writer with a severe case of creative block clacks away on his typewriter. Yeah, he’s old school like that. He decided a long time ago that while modern writing tech is a beautiful thing for some, it’s just not his. He types randomly, nothing particularly coherent at that moment.

This is a kind of exercise he often does when he has a block, still keeping his fingers primed in case some great spark of inspiration comes.

He’s seen a lot of shows & things recently, you’d think they’d give him inspiration, but he wants something at least fairly original, not recycled ad nauseum, not completely done to death.

“MEH” he thinks, saying it out loud to himself. He often did that too, the thinking out loud. It was one of several things his friends called politely, “eccentricities”.

Suddenly, almost as if on cue, his phone begins to ring…

On the line, it’s his father. “Go to the airport, there’s a ticket waiting there for you, it’s already paid for in advance” says the old man. “Yes, Sir” the young man replies respectfully, as he had done since as far back as he could remember. “What’s going on?”

“I’m flying you out to Florida this weekend, for my & your mother’s anniversary” the old man said. Suddenly, the young writer has the spark of inspiration he’s been waiting on. He decides that while he’s down in Florida, he’ll interview his parents.

They’ve been together several years, & he can’t wait to tell their story.

Part 2 here