Senior Woes

Whether you agreed with it or not, in the US a mandatory program called Obama care or the Affordable Health Care Act landed on the US population and gave us another example of chaos in planning. Then the Destroyer in Chief ascended with a mission to erase any program initiated and signed with the initial “O.” The end result is … no end. We are left with a percolating puddle of porridge that nourishes no one. In the rush to the benefit table, slower ones lose out; the very young, the very old, those with pre-existing conditions. My submission for this week’s Twittering Tale concerns one of those groups.

Twenty-four bloggers/writers contributed to last week’s tale. Kat collected them in her round-up post. Go to her site to read some interesting posts provoked by the picture of a (possible) well. From the round up you can also follow links to interesting blogs. As with last week, I reposted Kat’s instructions, her picture prompt, and her submission. I followed all of that with my post.

Join in, have fun, discover interesting blogs.

Twittering Tales #112 – 27 November 2018

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About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

Twittering Tales #112 – 27 November 2018 – The Bucket List

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Kat created a photo mash-up from Pixabay (pasaja1000-Senior Couple) and StockSnap (Children)

Second Chances
Tom and Sally had dreamed of walking those cobbled streets. Finally, they managed to make the long trip together. It was only possible though, after both their spouses had passed away. Tom knew he should have asked Sally to marry him when he had the chance all those years ago.
~kat
278 Characters


My submission:

Everything needed was in the bags. Fake weapons, but the surprise of meeting senior citizen robbers would surprise the tellers. Insurance premiums paid their entire life didn’t cover Sally’s operation. If they got away, fine. If not, jail care is better than no care.

( 266 characters)

Ron

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