Sunday, April 17, 2016

6. The Genuine Article
Devin stared at the TV for a minute. "You can go back to watching Skin-e-max, Dad," Devin said, smirking.

"It's called Cinemax, and I was watching this documentary on the Revolutionary War," Mikey said as he turned a little red.

Devin watched a few minutes more, then said, "Andrew Jackson defeated the British outside of New Orleans in the War of 1812." With a sad chuckle, he added, " You're not fooling anyone, old man."

For the second time that morning Mikey felt a shadow of doubt cross his heart.  Was his son really talking about his TV viewing habits? Or did Devin sense Mikey's budding fear he wasn't the genuine article anymore, he no longer was the father/husband/boss he had been. "Grab me another beer, will ya kid?"

Today I will try to live a genuine life, not pretending to be something I'm not.

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

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