Her dad told her to stop texting, but she couldn’t help it: “a bunch of old geezers playing old music, #so bored”. She didn’t know one of the old geezers had come to America from Sweden alone, at age 15, without speaking a word of English. One of them, at age 16, had lied about his age to join the Army so he could parachute into Normandy on June 6th, 1944. One of them, at age 19, had worked as a nanny for Queen Elizabeth. And still another robbed banks as a teenager, and had saved up the money he stole, some of which he finally used to buy his granddaughter a smartphone.
Friday Fictioneers: 100 word stories prompted by a picture that Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts every Wednesday. Around 100 people participate, their stories and poems are brilliant; check them out here. Photo ©David Stewart.