by Nell Musoff from the March 24, 2014 issue
In a Nutshell: Susan's sister "bullies" her into attending a meeting of the "55 or Better" social club. Susan sees a classmate she hasn't seen in years.
Stream-of-consciousness Observations: Love the bossy sister. I'm only 51, but I am identifying with these ladies!
"I'm well aware of my age. But that doesn't mean I want to join a social club filled with senior citizens sitting around talking about their latest medical procedures." LOL
Oh, she's mourning a husband. Heartstrings tugged.
Oh, hers too. LOL As always, the mention of my late husband tugged at my heart.
LOL She signed her up for brownies. That's hilarious. And bullseye on the "I didn't have to check with you--I knew you weren't doing anything." Wake up call, Susan!
"...You don't sit next to someone for a whole school year without remembering them." Um...I do. LOL
Aww. Done with the story and it was cute. This is the type of everyday hopeful romance I don't remember having seen in a while. There's no date, but the story ends with promise. It's very open-ended, but optimistic. That's something to remember when you're writing your own stories. You don't always have to wrap it up.