81. Choosing Rewards
The officer searched and handcuffed Jameston. He put him in the back of the car. As they drove off, my heart sank. I thought of all the things Jameston wouldn’t have control over in jail. When he got out, the real struggle with powerlessness would begin.
Two thoughts came to mind. Unlike Jameston I hadn’t eaten Xanny bars, or washed them down with a glass of wine. I wasn’t going to jail. I still got to decide when I’d eat, where I’d go, what I could do. I’d earned some reward points. Rewards not claimed tended to expire. Today would be gone and with it the chance to celebrate the day. I called my wife.
“Let’s eat somewhere nice tonight,” I said.
“Why?” my wife asked, probably wonder what the occasion might be.
“Because we can.” And because life’s rewards have an expiration date.
Today I will celebrate just because I can.
Time for a Change ©2017 by Ken Montrose
Time for a Change is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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