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Genre: Hysterical Faction
Word Count: 100
Retirement has certainly taken the sting out of Monday. Every day is a weekend. Monday’s one of my swim days. Fifty-four invigorating laps. This morning I tingle with anticipation.
Sipping my morning coffee, I check my emails which are mostly deletable spams.
“What’s this? A member announcement from my fitness center? Have my old-fogy dues gone up again?”
My breath catches in my throat as I read. It’s as if I’m staring down a tunnel with no light on the other side.
“ ‘The Indoor Pools, both lap and rec, will be closed until further notice due to lifeguard shortages.’