Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, January 27th, 2020
Common Ground
I called my friend Jack to see if he’d heard from his agent.

Jack had met his wife at a party while she was still drinking. Her name was Jill, and he joked that being Jack and Jill, they should hook up.  They did, an hour later in the bathroom. 

Jill quit drinking when she found out she was pregnant. They agreed to co-parent the child, thinking in time they’d get to be friends.  Luckily for their son KC, Jack and Jill fell in love at pre-natal classes, doctor appointments, and shopping trips.

Jill, who taught third grade, thought she should be allowed to Taser uninvolved parents at the end of every grading period. Petite, she formed a swarm of one, buzzing around and overwhelming everyone she met.

Although he’d been clean for years, Jack moved and talked like he’d just swallowed a bottle of cough syrup.

KC called his parents “Hyper” and “Hipper.” He said they gave people hope that in a world so divided, people so different could make their relationship work.  Despite their differences, they’d been married for twenty-years.

Today I’ll be inspired by people who make it work.

2020 Vision ©2017 by Ken Montrose

2020 Vision is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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