Sunday, July 5, 2015

Deployment (Blogophilia 20.8)



"The enemy of society is the middle class."
Said the father.
"But the enemy of life is middle age."
Said the son.
As the BMW cruises through toward the tarmac.

They had been at odds for a long time. Whatever the father demanded, he did the opposite out of spite. As they approached the airbase, Pvt. Charles Wilborn Jr. was taking his last shots at his old man. The brooding C-5 was to lift him from falsity. Away from the vegetarian draft dodger that had sired him. Away from the manicured lawn and preppy, phony school mates. This was his rebellion. And if he didn't come back, so be it. It was better than sitting around being jealous of the neighbors and wondering if the software release was successful. Jealousy is a disease of the weak. He was going to prove he was strong.

"I can still stop this."

"Fuck you and your money. I'm not your fortunate son."

Exiting the car, he salutes the Lieutenant and lugged the duffel to his place in line.

His life started now.


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Topic-Christine Wichman

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24 comments:

  1. Oh this has the scent of a fantastic story, starting with a rebellious son at odds with his father!

    8 points Earthling! :)

    Marvin

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    1. When I saw the quote, I knew where I was going with it. Thank you for the points.

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  2. Wow!! Powerful and short. Let's hope his rebelliousness doesn't lead to regret! -Leta

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    1. Most of the time, it does. My sons have lost a couple of friends in the Sandbox and one was kind of like this kid.

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  3. road to rebellion, great setting for story

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    1. It's one of the classic tropes. Will this be a true Prodigal? Only time will tell.

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  4. I remember making choices just to spite my parents back in the 70's. I survived them - hope he does

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  5. Good question, there. I know I dated a couple of girls just to piss my mom off.

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  6. You have to continue this! I am hooked!

    Irene

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    1. Hmmm.... Never thought of this as something to continue. Maybe I should.

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  7. This was succinct yet packed with well written, deeply relatable and truth based dialogue. Very visual and very
    believable as well Christopher!!

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  8. I see that you are about to treat us to another intriguing story...Father against son in the ever-growing saga of life
    I plan to sit back and enjoy
    Stormy

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  9. Great to read your work again. Glad you were able to link it.

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  10. He has a long road to hoe, but I believe he is up to the challenge.

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