Reflections of a middle-aged man., a short story by kitosdad. Date added: 2009-11-01. Times viewed: 1586.
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- Intro: Am I about to make a mistake? You tell me.
It had been such a long boring day, and I was really looking forward to getting home and just sitting back enjoying a cigarette and a whisky.
As I was about to leave my office the boss called to me and asked me a couple of questions about a contract we were drawing up.
I wanted to tell him that I was about to miss my train if I didn't get moving now, but eh, he's the boss, so I just let him ramble on.
Eventually he finished and I was allowed to be on my way.
Of course I missed the train, and now had a ninety minute wait ahead of me.
I resigned myself to the situation and prepared myself for the long wait.
Sitting there on the lonely platform I started to reflect on my life.
Here I was, fifty two years old, with a wife and two fine children. Joe Average, that's me.
I have a good job, and a fine home and good friends, but just where has my life led me?
Have I really lived?
Take my new secretary for example.
She's tewnty years old, beautiful, and she lives her life so free, and she sure gets through to me.
But today it is a different world from in my time.
It's strange how the world accepts now, what they once did not allow.
She drives me crazy!
She comes into the office. She wears a tiny top and a skirt, somewhere deep inside of me something starts to hurt.
She really drives me crazy.
She wears so little underneath, and I can see what there's to see.
She look's around my door and says,
" You wanted me Master?" How do I reply to that?.
There's so much I want to say.
Now I have been a good man, and I've played life by the rules. I've been a good husband and father, but after twenty years of marriage, the fires don't burn too hot.
But for the first time in my life, I'm about to become a sinner. For tomorrow night, I'm taking that little girl out to dinner!
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