You, a mid-50-ish man with a boring marriage and a tedious, though well-paying, job like to visit your friends, Al and Jean on Sunday mornings for coffee and time to blow off steam (mostly with Al). When you arrive on this day in late September, however, you realize they are vacationing in England. Their daughter, Dannie, is home from college. She makes coffee for you, and admits that she has quit her sophomore year and is planning to run away to San Francisco to “figure out what life is all about.”
This story is not about Dannie; it is about you (the narrator). You’re the writer of this story. How does your narrator react? What kind of advice does he give her, this young daughter of his best friends? How does this event affect his life, if at all?