This is a dream I've had ever since Mrs. Allen at Fulton School in Toledo, Ohio read my short story aloud to the class in third grade.
Libby Carson has a great life—a thriving business, a family she adores, and a steady guy with whom she has “an arrangement.” Life is good. Life is nice and tidy. Until, that is, her 50th birthday. That’s when Libby reconnects with her high school boyfriend online. That’s also when her significant other does the unthinkable: he proposes. Libby’s been down the marriage road before and it just didn’t work. So while she’s trying to persuade her guy to keep things status quo, she also begins an email correspondence with her old flame. Just for fun, she tells herself. But fun soon turns to flirtation and Libby is startled to feel some stirrings of the passion she felt at seventeen. How is that possible? She thought she had things all figured out. Now, Libby must take stock of her life and everyone in it, to answer for herself the question everyone’s been asking her: What more could you wish for?