Yes, I’m a flash fiction writer. I’m also a senior citizen on a modest, fixed income. I’ve always been working class. So my Social Security check is working class; but with my military pension and my pension from Giant Eagle, I have enough money to live a relatively carefree life if I don’t squander my limited funds.
How do I squander my limited funds?
Well, the Old Soldier loves to hang out in bars and he loves to drink beer even when he is not in a bar. That usually means I’m broke by the end of the month. Still, one week of enforced sobriety (like this week) is not such a bad thing, either. I just don’t like what my inability to make my money last all month says about my self-discipline. A writer ain’t shit without self-discipline.
And the beat goes on.
It’s around 4:00 pm (I actually wrote this Monday but I’m posting it at 2:00 am Tuesday) on a sunny, cool (40s) afternoon in Pittsburgh. I just came back from a nice walk around my neighborhood, Oakland.
It’s a wonderful neighborhood. It’s the home of the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh. There were a lot of students walking around with backpacks, wearing their Pitt sweatshirts.
On a spring day like today, the Old Soldier feels healthy, virtuous and young again.
Read. Study. Write. Submit.
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