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For 50 years I had been held down by this huge invisible anchor called family.

But now, I thought, my time has come. I was going to break free, set sail, explore the world, live a little. I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then that little thing called a pandemic struck. No more anchor, but now a huge invisible speed breaker.

Yet I stay determined. My time will come. Armed with my vaccine passport I shall soar through the clouds.

I’ve planned my itineraries. There’s options A through Z. I’m ready for whichever country that opens up for tourism.

And I’ll say this – the vacation may not be perfect, but the planning sure is fun.


Written in response to Cranny’s 1 Minute Fiction Challenge and Fandango’s Story Starter #4 (I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then…)

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