Jane Jago’s Drabbles – Four Hundred and Seventy-Nine

“So. It would be okay if I was a man and Toni was a girl half my age?”

“Yes. I mean no. But…”

“But society thinks it’s okay for a man of seventy to have a trophy wife?”

“When you put it like that, it sounds plain creepy.”

“It is creepy. Which is why I aim to challenge popular belief.”

“Why do you have to court controversy? I mean. What about if people turn against you?”

“It’s no bother. I have more money than I could ever spend in two lifetimes. But your publishing house might lose a few bob…”

©️jj 2021

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