FINAL LOSE OF INNOCENCE
Several years ago I started writing a couple of short stories. Writing a short story isn't all that hard. While maybe that is a bit misleading. For me, everything up until the last paragraph flowed relatively smoothly. Ending the story is the hard part. This story sat in my computer for longer than it should have. But I finally figured out how to end it. I hope you enjoy it.
FINAL LOSS OF INNOCENCE
In many respects I never was what you would call a "believer." I was always rather skeptical and asked a lot of questions. I debunked most of the great myths of life at a relatively early age. Even with childlike innocence if you look just a little below the surface, you will see the fallacy of most of the myths. I didn't want to stop believing in Santa Claus, after all it would be traumatic to Mon and Dad. But how could anyone believe that some guy could travel around the world in one night dropping of presents along the way. Hell, it's nearly impossible to fly to Chicago and have both your flight arrive on time and your baggage not get lost. I knew it would be tough on my folks but they had to get real. The same went for the Tooth Fairy and the really dumb one, "eggplant is good!" For almost 50 years there was one truth that had stood the test of time. Finding out that I had been misleading myself for all those years was even more painful than being dumped by my first teenage heart throb.
Read the rest of story to find out this one last myth!
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