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FF – Still a Kid

Here is my contribution for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The photo was contributed by Jan Wayne Fields.

Copyright Jan Wayne Fields

 

“Look, babe, just what I need!”

“A straw hat.”

“Yes! Just right for my Revolution!”

“Your revolution.”

“Aloooohaaaa! Power to the People! The government shall fall!”

“That’s not what ‘Aloha’ means.”

“No?”

“No. Love, peace, an all-encompassing force…”

“That’s it! An all-encompassing force!”

“… which holds together existence.”

“Oh.”

“We’re supposed to be on holiday. I’m having an ice cream.”

“There’s ice cream? Can I have one?”

“Yes, dear.”

“Nice! Then we can find me a more suitable revolution hat.”

“Yes, dear. (This would be cute if you weren’t 51. I married a child. My parents warned me, did I listen?…)

 

  1. May 13, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    The thing about marrying one who is young at heart is that, once you accept it, it keeps you open to fun and enchanting experiences!
    I know, I ws married to one 😉

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    • May 14, 2020 at 4:43 am

      You’re right, my protagonist should go for it and join in the adventure with him 🙂

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  2. May 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    On the other hand, if he was dull and complacent they would never have and fun! 🙂

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  3. May 13, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    I must get out my Che Guevara t-shirt. Nice one.

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    • May 14, 2020 at 4:51 am

      That’s just what he’s looking for. Do they do them as hats?
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  4. May 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Funny, I hadn’t thought of him as a child, but as a man with a great deal of imagination and energy 🙂

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    • May 14, 2020 at 4:55 am

      Yes, maybe she’s the one who needs to alter his attitude 🙂

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  5. May 13, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Never too old to protest, whatever the language!

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  6. May 13, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I think heterosexual women have two choices: marry a manchild or stay single.

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  7. May 13, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Reality check: men never grow up.

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  8. May 14, 2020 at 12:31 am

    That’s what she gets for not ending it right there when he wore the beanie propeller cap to their wedding…

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    • May 14, 2020 at 5:05 am

      Ha, that reminds me of the film “Toys”! She had fair warning…

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  9. Lyn
    May 14, 2020 at 1:53 am

    Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional 😀

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  10. May 14, 2020 at 2:45 am

    them guys never grow old… forever young. 🙂

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  11. May 14, 2020 at 9:17 am

    I’m with him, fun and ice cream all the way.

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  12. May 14, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Dear Ali,

    She needs to lighten up. Would she rather be married to a stodgy old fuddy-duddy? Spot on dialogue.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • May 14, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes, she’s missing the fun. She’d soon find that the grass is not greener on the other side.
      Ali

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  13. May 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Great dialogue – very believable – well done!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  14. May 14, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    There’s no fun in acting your age! Nice one!

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  15. May 14, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I loved this! Had me chuckling, especially your final parenthetical remarks. You caught the mixture of little boy and grown man perfectly.

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    • May 14, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  16. May 14, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Wonderfully light-hearted! Thank you.

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  17. May 14, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    You’re never to old to spark an revolution, my great great grandfather Vladimir used to say.

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  18. May 15, 2020 at 4:57 am

    Sounds like a common theme to their marriage. Maybe if she feeds him he might forget for a while… 😀

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  19. May 15, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Children must play, even if they’re 51…MOL😸Pawkisses for a wonderful weekend. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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  20. May 15, 2020 at 11:17 am

    That’s what holidays are for, becoming a child again – go build sandcastles and become the king of the beach.

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  21. May 15, 2020 at 11:23 am

    It’s fine if you’re married to an immature person and are willing to handle the serious matters. Remember, you are the adult in the room. It’s more difficult if you also have young children. Of course, the children and the childlike husband can all play together I guess. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • May 17, 2020 at 5:44 am

      Hopefully he’s more serious when he’s at home and there are serious life thing to be done 🙂

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  22. Varad
    May 15, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Someone needs to be the adult and someone needs to be the child. Otherwise, where’s the fun?

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    • May 17, 2020 at 5:44 am

      You’re right. It would be a bit boring otherwise!

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  23. May 16, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    With every relationship there is give and take. I’m sure he has good qualities.

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  24. May 17, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    After the ice cream, she could take him to the beach and he can make a sand castle. Kids looove that, don’t they? 🙂

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    • May 18, 2020 at 5:06 am

      Hmm, she wouldn’t want to over-excite him, though 🙂

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      • May 19, 2020 at 2:06 pm

        Right, of course. He would be too hyper at bedtime! 😁

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  25. May 20, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Growing old is no fun at all. It should be straw hats, ice cream and pretend revolutions all the way… when on holiday, that is. 😀

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