Six Of One, Half A Dozen Of The Other

Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post.

Lonely nights eating takeout dinners alone.

I am 40 years old, about to turn 41. I am a single dude and not seeing anyone at the moment. I haven’t dated in ages and I guess I could try and go the arranged marriage route but I won’t since a) I don’t like family arranging a marriage / life partner for me and b) when you go that route 99% of the time they look into astrological stuff and I know that is bullshit so it’s not for me.

So it’s been a lonely path that I take. I don’t even think I am lucky enough to find my girl and I guess, atleast at a subconscious level I kind of resigned myself to being alone. Even by the time I was 35 or so. Once my parents are gone, in 5 to 10 years (more I hope) then it’s just gonna be me alone in this apartment. Other than work, the most I will have to look forward to is a few days when I go out and roam around, go to a mall, catch a movie and eat at a nice place. Maybe I will even do a little traveling once I save some money.

But for the most part it’s gonna me work to home and home to work. It means a lot of nights looking for a movie or tv series to watch before I go to bed. It means a lot of dinners for one as I collect the take out menu from restaurants nearby. In my 20s I would have done anything to have my own place and live the way I want to and have dinners on my own but as I dwell into the 40s and think of when I am completely alone, it makes me sad. But I guess that’s what’s in store for me.

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