Nanotechnology meds ensured Ben lived until 2050. The divorcee sank all his savings into one time travel trip to provide a timely distraction.
Ben and Jasmine were preparing to welcome the new year of 1930 when their first fight started. Ben was so angry, he prepared a crushing retort, one that would surely end the marriage…and then the phone rang.
“What?” he growled into the phone.
“Happy New Year,” said the ancient, creaky voice.
Taken aback, he said “You too.”
Ben hung up, perplexed and forgetting his angry words. As the countdown reached zero, he kissed his wife, and they never fought again.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/01/01/3-january-2020/