Saturday, January 4, 2020

We're screwed

‘Four days into the new year and my resolution is probably kaput.’

‘Cheer up, Brian, it may never happen.’

‘Oh, it’s going to happen alright. But preferably in twenty years’ time.’

‘What retire?’

‘No, die. Have you been watching the news?’

‘Die? You’re planning your death?’

‘It’s like the apocalypse has started. War, disasters, authoritarianism, conflict, climate change. We’re teetering on the edge.’

‘It was the same in 1938 and 39, 1962 and Cuban missile crisis, 1991, 2002.’

‘My aim now is to just make seventy. Those behind us are screwed.’

‘Have some hope. We’ll muddle through.’

‘Hope? We’re screwed.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Now that's a sentiment that I think a lot of people share right now, Rob. And yet, as you say, we've survived thus far... I like the dialogue here.