Dear Me

Dear Jimmy Age 10

If you would study more and watch less television I could finish college.

Love Jim Age 22


Dear Jim Age 16

If you could run away to California it sure would be nice remembering the Monterey Pop Festival.

Love Jim Age 52


Dear Jim Age 22

I’m watching the Flintstones – you guys leave me alone!

Love Jimmy Age 10


Dear Jim Age 35

You need to start putting away money for our retirement, I’m running out.

Love James Age 72


Dear James Age 72

What’s in it for me?

Love Jim Age 35


Dear Jimmy Age 10

Turn off that goddamn TV.

Love Jim Age 25


Dear Jim Age 25

Make me.  You sound like Dad.

Love Jimmy Age 10


Dear Jim Age 35

I know two women who told me I should have hit on them when we were younger.  Show me some money and I’ll tell you who they were.

Love James Age 72


Dear Jim Age 17

You should hitchhike to Bethel, New York this summer.  Don’t worry about buying tickets, just remember the name Woodstock.

Love Jim Age 52


Dear Jim Age 17

Tell me the secrets of getting laid

Love Jim Age 16


Dear Jim Age 100

Are you there?

Love James Age 77


Dear Jim Age 16

Ask one of the older Jims, and then let me know.

Love Jim Age 17


Dear Jim Age 15

The Beatles are coming near you, think you can steal $40 for tickets and bus money.

Love Jim Age 52


Dear Jim Age 13

Quit reading so much science fiction, girls don’t like it.

Love Jim Age 21


Dear Jim Age 13

Stop reading that science fiction all the time – take up sports.  Boy am I out of shape.

Love Jim Age 45


Dear Jim Age 13

Do you think you could get some older guys to place bets for you at the track?  I need  money to buy science fiction books.  I’ve read all the SF books at the library.

Love Jim Age 14


Dear Jim Age 13

Get your head out of that goddamn book and do something real.

Love Jim Age 57


Dear James Age 99

Are you there?

Love James Age 77

JWH – 9/17/10

3 thoughts on “Dear Me”

    1. I’ve tried to write a polished variation of this story before. This is a Twitter version of my last story at Clarion West. One day I will actually find a finished form for the idea and send it somewhere.

      It’s been a month since you posted on Walden 3.0, I hope you’re ok?

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