Friday Fictioneers: No Regrets

 

 

 

 

 

No Regrets

 

They boarded the place up years ago. It’s about to reopen soon. I used to work there. Making the sandwiches up to get money for college. I met a woman in that time, got married, had a bunch of kids. Never went to college. Never had any regrets.

 

It’s been reopened by my son who like me, his father, will never leave this small town. Maybe he’ll marry that young man who still delivers milk for some reason. Have a bunch of kids, hopefully have no regrets. He tells me it’s going to be a stylish café with internet access.

 

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24 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: No Regrets

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    Good that son is reopening the cafe his father used to run and refurbishing and upgrading it. But one query, how would son marry a young man and produce a bunch of kids? Am I missing something?

    • Archon's Den says:

      Me too. Adoption? Surrogacy? ….Kidnapping? 😛

      • lisarey1990 says:

        I hadn’t really a backstory for either the son or the father’s stories but for either of their situations: adoption, surrogacy, IVF or birth without any assistance (well apart from you know.). I hadn’t really a backstory for if either of them were trans or cis or intersex or not intersex or if either the father’s wife or the son’s potential husband were either trans or cis or intersex or not intersex. But any of the ways work. But I can assure you kidnapping was not in the mix! 🙂 Thank you for reading. 🙂

      • Abhijit Ray says:

        Options are wide open. Like Angelina Jolie, adoption can be an option. But Angelina is a billionaire and adoption isn’t exactly producing a bunch of kids. That’s my confusion.

      • lisarey1990 says:

        I can see your point. There is definitely very expensive forms of adoption like if someone is adopting a newborn, through a private agency or adopting a child from another country. I think in this story it would be done from foster care which isn’t as expensive (unless he does super well with the cafe & then he has numerous options if he went the adoption direction :-))

        I didn’t use the word produce but I can see where the confusion might occur. The word have is more often used in birth situations but I have heard it used in any situation where someone is starting a family so that’s why I phrased it that way.

    • lisarey1990 says:

      I hadn’t really a backstory for either the son or the father’s stories but for either of their situations: adoption, surrogacy, IVF or birth without any assistance (well apart from you know.). I hadn’t really a backstory for if either of them were trans or cis or intersex or not intersex or if either the father’s wife or the son’s potential husband were either trans or cis or intersex or not intersex. But any of the ways work. Thank you for reading. 🙂

  2. Dear Lisa,

    Some things change and some things don’t. The circle of life.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  3. draliman says:

    I’m glad the son is planning on bringing something to his little town rather than chasing the bright lights elsewhere.

  4. Tannille says:

    Strong sense of parental dreams. Well done.

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    I like the ease with which the son followed in the father’s footsteps, or is that just the father’s wishful thinking? Nicely told.

  6. Sandra says:

    Everything changes, I guess.

  7. Nobbinmaug says:

    This a nice optimistic little tale. I grew up in a small town. My parents had a restaurant. I can relate, except I left.

  8. A lot to exercise the mind here. I bet the son has a hipster beard. I like this story.

  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Often we think of the road not travelled with regret rather than focusing on what we have. Nice one.

  10. It’s so important to live your life without regrets. Liked the moral behind this story very much.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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