Welcome to Florida

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.

Enjoy your retirement. Those were his thoughts driving to his new “number one rated” over 55 community. After twenty-eight years working in a big city he looked forward to a little peace and comfort.

Turning on the car radio he heard the announcer matter of fact deliver the “breaking news” (wasn’t everything nowadays breaking news?)…”a gunman opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others.” Looking up he noticed the highway sign said “Welcome to Florida”.

Author: Danny James

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

18 thoughts on “Welcome to Florida”

  1. There are lots of good reasons for us to move to the USA, but school shootings are literally the top of my reasons not to. I know other countries aren’t immune, but they do seem to have more than their fair share. Welcome to Florida.

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    1. My state (FL) is gun crazy. Too many people I know carry guns. Most of them would be like Daffy Duck if they were faced with a criminal. Bring more guns to a fight will never result in a positive outcome.

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  2. I had to look up where this school was though I already had the sinking feeling it wsa in Florida. And honestly, I don’t think it matters where he goes for his retirement, there seems to be a shooing every day in all sorts of places. Such a sad state of affairs that is incomprehensible to me.
    Well-written, Danny!

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