Once again I'm doing a series of stories from other writers. This one is from the lips of a friend of mine. He's given me permission to recreate the story here, straight from his mouth. Enjoy it:
"Better people than I have lost bigger bets"— A writer I once knew said this one day when I called his life plan foolhardy. At that moment in time when I heard it, it struck me in an awkward way as truth. Truth is hard to find these days, and when I see something even remotely close to it, I perk up. That time was no different, though it was swiftly overtaken by a harsh melancholy in my chest. The man stating his reasons was no defeatist. He was usually chirpy—some would say never serious enough, and perhaps that was his undoing—but as he stated this, following my disapproval of his plan, I knew he was serious.