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I’m Old, Really

This morning I was finishing up …AND INJUSTICE FOR ALL when the phone in the rec room rang. I usually don’t answer it, but the last time I did that it turned out to be the school letting me know that one of the kids I’m on the emergency call list for (Ellie) was sick and they couldn’t reach her parents. So I figured this time I’d answer.


“Hi,” a cheery voice greeted me. “Is Mr. or Mrs. Rowland home?”

“Uh, no,” I respond, my brain already flitting back to the short story. “Nobody’s home but me.”

“Oh, well, when will your mom and dad be home?” the nice lady asks. I stared at the receiver for a moment, dumbfounded, before realizing she was still there.

“Uh, six?” I reply, not wanting to shatter her hopes and dreams as a telemarketer.

“Okay, I’ll try back then. Thank you very much.”

“Sure.” I hang up.

I don’t think I sound that young, but these instances are happening way too often. Damn it telemarketers, I’m 32 years old, not 17! I don’t care how young I look! Or sound!


By Jason Cordova

Born in Orange, California, author Jason Cordova has written books ranging from the fantastical realms of fantasy to the militaristic side of science fiction. His latest should be out soon. Really. You should probably buy it. Check Amazon. Demand it at your local store. Pay for his kitten kibble.

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