Flash Fiction #282

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

SHIVER ME TIMBERS

Drifting and dreaming, neither completely asleep nor fully awake, softly, gently, wafting upward towards consciousness, like a child’s toy balloon.  No blaring alarms, no beeping cellphones, shall I awaken?  What must I do today??

After half a century of faithful service to often unfaithful employers, I serve no man.  Master of my own fate, except for She Who Must Be Obeyed, Captain of my own ship, I chart my own course.  I eat when I am hungry, and sleep when I am tired.  I hear the siren call to compose another blog post.  Avast and ahoy my fellow Friday Fictioneers.

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If you’d like to join the fun with the Friday Fictioneers, go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site, and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

13 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #282

  1. Bill says:

    Prophetic. It’s like looking in the mirror. Every word. Minus the part about commenting on Archon’s rumble in the middle of the night.
    However, I confess to being the lessor word person. 🙂

    Like

  2. Rivergirl says:

    I haven’t been able to get my retired husband to acknowledge my She Who Must be Obeyed status yet. But I’m working on it. ….

    Like

  3. Margaret says:

    There’s nothing like that feeling of being able to wake up when your body tells you to, instead of an alarm clock. The joys of retirement. I enjoyed the drifting along feeling in this.

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Such a fun title and a stream of consciousness that is too pleasant to be anything other than non-fiction. Thanks for the respite of a chronicle of a happy retiree.

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  5. GHLearner says:

    18 more months for me, I can’t wait. Great take.

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  6. granonine says:

    I retired shortly after I was 72. I was afraid I’d be bored.
    Nope. Not even a little. I love getting up whenever I decide to get up after 72 years of getting up on other people’s schedules 🙂 I’m not usually a late sleeper, but if I want to, I will!

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  7. Ahhh … the glory of no more time schedules.
    Good one …

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