This is from a writing challenge when I had to pick from a number of choices and write a story in 50 words. I chose….
Decade is a period of ten years.
Century is a period of one hundred years.
Millennium is a period of one thousand years.
“Together forever” lasts a fortnight.
That is, statistically.
That is, in about 90% of cases.
That is also why romantic mathematicians are so hard to come by!
(“On the Importance of Not Being Literal” by Standing Ovation, Seated)
A mathematician once said that “together forever” lasts a fortnight and after a passionate two week fling Tess had to agree. Visions of bridal gowns and corsages danced across her mind. She could get a job here and give up her boring office existence for sun, sand and sangria. Life could be a beach….couldn’t it?
“Ladies and gentlemen we have completed our pre-flight checks…” intoned the nasal air steward. Tess rubbed the sand between her toes and smiled ruefully. Her “forever” had finished.
(It’s not 50 words, but it’s close!)