Swan Song – The Process

Swang Song is story number forty-six in the #52ShortStories challenge.

**SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

I love music.

I love loud music.

And I’m old.

I’m an old guy who loves loud music.

This has led me to wonder, as I sit at a stoplight with my subwoofers rattling my car and the mid-range and tweeters fighting for a voice, if it’s me those kids in the next lane over are laughing at. And if they are? I don’t care. That’s also one of the benefits of being old. 🙂 The only time I tend to turn things down is if a police car is around and I worry its driver feels like issuing a noise pollution ticket. Admittedly, some of the music I listen to qualifies…

This whole notion sent me down a line of questions of whether or not I’d be doing the same thing well into my 70s and 80s and if age-related physical impediments would put a damper on things. Some things are inevitable, but I think that for the most part, we can be as mentally young as we wanna be.

Go Hazel!

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2 thoughts on “Swan Song – The Process

  1. Loved this, Phillip! I agree with you. If it weren’t for music, I’d probably never be a writer. 🙂

    1. Same here, Jill! My creative output was music-focused when I was younger and I’ve since shifted to writing for the most part. I still like to write songs when the mood strikes. 🙂

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