• T. Mark Mangum

He Wanted a Do-Over

The man stood at the Pearly Gates. Why did they call them the Pearly Gates? He did not live long enough to find out. So many things he did not know. He watched a show where folks waited at the golden, “Pearly Gates” he thought they would be gold. He wanted a do-over. Next time he would pay more attention to his health. Well, being more healthy anyway. He lived most of his life wealthy and in excess. No surprise that his excess poundage, drinkage, and smokage, caused his death. Next time his motto will be “Health is Wealth.”


© 2021, T. Mark Mangum

T. Mark Mangum, a product of the unimaginable worlds of Star Wars, Star Trek, Conan, and the Lord of the Rings. Lover and writer of fiction tales. He is a Veteran and a father of six, and a game enthusiast.

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