Thursday, September 19, 2013
"Is that really me? Is that really how I look?"
Eustace paused to regard himself in the reflective glass storefront en route to his weekly doctor appointment. It seemed only yesterday he was young and vibrant, but now he gazed upon a neck sagging to his shirt collar, wrinkles from forehead to chin, and a body shaped like a pear.
Eustace sat in his doctor's office. "Eustace," said Dr. Jim, "I'm afraid there's a problem. "
"Oh, doctor, don't tell me!" protested Eustace. "It seems only yesterday I was young and vibrant."
"It was only yesterday, you idiot, and that's the problem!"
"Your bizarre obsession with Halloween! You don't have to wear that costume for another month and a half!"
Would that the years were a costume we could put on and take off just like Eustace! That's the morale of my contribution this week to the Fantastic Flying Friday Fictioneers as based upon the picture prompt above.
Nature will drape that costume upon you sooner than you know, so whatever it is you want to do, go do it, do it now, and don't let anything hold you back, least of all that most worthless and unprofitable commodity known as fear. And don't hold back from digging into the offerings and life lessons of the many other wise Fictioneers as well, all available by clicking here.
Well, I've got me one consolation: at least I can take off this false rubber nose ....... OOOOOUUUUUUCCCCCCHHHHHHH!!!