#SwiftFicFriday – Week 86 Winner!

#SwiftFicFriday – Week 86 Winner!

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Gremlins

Some days it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. I know people say that and don’t really mean it but, crikey, some days, I bloody well mean it.
Scout’s honor.
Now, where the hell did that come from?
There may have been honor in the scouting world years ago but something terrible came to light a few years ago. I won’t go into it, but it did tarnish the organization.
But that’s not really what I want to ramble on about.
Maybe a little bit, it is.
Mostly, I wanted to talk about Phil.
I was thinking about him this morning as I fought the staying-in-bed-forever gremlins.
Phil made it most of the way up the scouting telephone pole as a kid.
It used to be a different kind of pole but I’m trying to be pc.
Almost became an Eagle Scout before he bailed.
It was like his passion, right so a little bit of me wondered about why he crashed and burned.
In his twenties, Phil got his academic act together and went off to college. Somewhere in the mid-west.
He was pretty bright, not top-draw bright but smart enough to pick up some bursaries and awards. Not enough to pay the full tab so he found a money-making scheme.
Became a second-story man.
What did you expect?
That he sold magazines?
He was a surprisingly good thief until he got caught.
Got a double deuce in the joint.
When he got released, he came back home.
We hooked up.
Friends like.
Shared our joys and our miseries.
He made a passable life for himself.
Honest work.
Mostly.
Married Janine.
They had two kids.
Twins.
I thought he had the world by the…huh, by the tail.
Got the word last night.
Never thought he’d top himself.

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