Dad 2.0

100-word story

My daughter says my stories seem fake because my characters don’t use cell phones. 

“There’s no email either,” I tell her. “No Insta, TikTok, or Twitter.”

She rolls her eyes and says, “Cell phones are mandatory, Dad. Man-da-tory.”

Maybe she’s right. She’s seventeen after all. 

I tell her, “I think technology peaked with the invention of the electric guitar.”

She says, “Alexa, I’d like to buy my Dad a clue.”

I say to her, “Kid, you know I don’t have any of that junk.”

“Christmas is coming,” my darling girl says to me. “I’m gonna update you to Dad 2.0.”


© Copyright 2020 by Jim Latham
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