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IV. Jordan

by Eli Skipp

jordan will grow old in a way that disappoints him severely. not necessarily because his aging is
universally disappointing, but because he is constantly full of a low-level disappointment with
himself. he will have lived the sort of life that begets plenty of enthusiastic retellings and
the over use of an insistent "eh?!" he will eventually give in to a primal urge he'd denied his
entire youth and make children, just so that he can push these stories through generation after
generation. he's looked forward to the technological advances of the future and when he sees
them, wishes instead for snow and hunting and bonfires.

despite being constantly disappointed by himself, he will laugh often. he will smoke cigars,
drink the sort of cheap beer that comes in packs of thirty, and do the best he can to field dress
his own meat. he will raise his grandchildren to uphold a sense of masculinity that lessens as
gender equality continues to flourish, and they will fill their lives up with the sort of stories
that become increasingly antiquated, and find themselves full of the same sort of disappointment
-- it runs in their genes to always want more.


Author's Note: Jordan cuts tomatoes in half with swords.

Posted on 03/05/2010
Copyright © 2022 Eli Skipp

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