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A Lesson on the Half-Century Party Bus
A party-bus to celebrate my twin’s and my 50th birthday? Not my idea. I voted for Aruba.
The women in the thigh-length dresses and the F-Me heels? Celeste’s friends.
The women in the mom jeans and hoodies with Kindles? My friends.
The men swilling beer, and watching hockey on a tablet? Our significant others who could only be cajoled into attending by unlimited IPA.
Celeste’s best friend Amelia skewers herself on a pole while an old Madonna tune blares. Celeste and her other friends join in. And then, somewhat miraculously, so do I. The hell if I’m going gracefully into that goodnight.
27 thoughts on “A Lesson on the Half-Century Party Bus #amwriting”
Sounds like a party. When I first read the title, I thought maybe the party on the bus would last a full half century!😊
It might feel like that for some! 🙂
When worlds collide (not much choice all cooped up in that little bus) 🙂
Yep, either join in or drag down. Thanks! 🙂
What better time to shake off your usual self? Love the snowflakes on your version of the photo. I miss WordPress’s annual snowfall.
Thanks, Sandra. I found a WordPress snow plugin! There’s another…I’m curious to try…or just leave it alone. (I might break my site, lol)
Wonderfully rendered, Sascha. Who the hell needs dignity?
For sure! Best to party hardy! 😉
ps Thank you! 🙂
Loved reading this. You have crammed so much into such a small story and with wonderful imagery too. Brilliantly done. (And I love the falling snow.)
Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos
Thank you so much! 🙂
Lovely imaginative descriptions to set the mood, and then a great punchline. It’s good to ditch hoodie and Kindle (and dignity!) occasionally.
Never too late to try something new…not that you have to give up the old…can’t imagine life without a hoodie and Kindle! 😉
Sometimes you just need to let it all go for a few hours! 🙂
Or longer. hehe. Thanks, Iain! 🙂
Ok love your friends!
This is a fun piece. But talk about a clash of personality.
Yep. Hard to imagine those two sisters in the same womb…much less room…or the other way around. Thank you! 🙂
like they say, if you don’t like it, enjoy your liking. 🙂
Thank you, Plaridel! 🙂
I would almost certainly put several things serious lout of joint if I tried that, and I’d never go anywhere gracefully again!
Great fun, Sascha.
lol! Thank you, Linda! 🙂
Fifty is a milestone for sure, a big one. But, I think I’d rather have gone to Aruba. Love the beach! You created the atmosphere well. Nicely done!
I’m with you. Aruba over a bus any day! Thank you! 🙂
Lovely piece. And one should always always dance to an old Madonna tune, mom jeans and all.
Yes! Definitely dance like no one is watching. Thank you so much! 🙂
Great to let your hair down, even if it just for one night! Brilliantly descriptive.
Thanks, Keith. It might not be life changing as much as eye opening.