The New Generation Gap

If you, the reader, are wondering what the featured image on this page represents, I will say that it is a messenger or canvas bag I recently ordered. I am praying that God will send me a significant other and as to act in faith, that pictured messenger bag will be my first gift to her. It is also similar to the canvas bag that is carried by the main character, Tiffany Taylor.

I began work on this story series in the Spring of 2021. It takes place between 2012 and 2022. At its core, the story series revolves around a Millennial couple living out a Bohemian lifestyle but within the confines of Christianity. It highlights their struggles with Boomers and Silents. The inspiration for me to write this dates as far back as 2009 and it comes from working with some Boomers and Silents who were downright unpleasant. I had neighbors who fit these attributes. As I frequently say, “…for I am convinced that the pen is mightier than the sword and I do not carry the pen in vain!” The two main characters are a young couple, underemployed nineteen year old visual artist Tiffany Taylor and twenty-five year old Zachary Moore who is an aspiring writer but suffers from a debilitating back injury. Tiffany’s Boomer parents are what many would consider tremendously abusive towards her. They beat her even into early adulthood also try to keep her trapped in their house. They especially resent her creative talent and demand that she work a “real job” for a living instead. They have gone so far as to burn her paintings to strongly discourage her Bohemian lifestyle. They see Zachary as a bum and Tiffany’s dad has made threats on his life. She leaves them with little more than the clothes on her back and moves in with Zachary Moore, who treats her like royalty. They only cohabitate for a few days when the widow of a soldier killed in Vietnam takes Tiffany in. They continue their relationship quickly falling deeper in love and do get married. Because Zachary is a Christian and Tiffany also converts to Christianity, they forego sexual intimacy until marriage. While at Zachary’s apartment, they are frequently harassed by a neighbor who could be colloquially described as a “Karen”, although her name is actually Katie. She is frequently trying to get in their business. Thankfully, the Gen-X manager sides with my young couple. Later they move into a fixer upper house and are harassed by a cantankerous neighbor a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran who is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He constantly makes horrible comments about Tiffany’s weight but the good ole boy cops reprimand Tiffany for calling him a chauvinist jerk and condescendingly remind her that he served his country and she didn’t. The reason why they are harassed by these people is the fact that Zachary gets a disability check and they think he is a moocher, sucking up their benefits that they think he doesn’t deserve.

Well, now I am ahead of myself, because I only wrote a few pieces so far, but I know the general direction I want to take. All in all, this is, in a nutshell is what one an ideal romantic relationship would have consisted of in my younger days and therefore such a relationship would have been a desire of my heart.

Without further ado, here we go:

Character Guide

How Zachary Moore met Tiffany Taylor -Tuesday October 30, 2012.

Zachary and Tiffany’s First Evening Together -Tuesday October 30, 2012.

The Next Morning -Wednesday October 31, 2012.

Worldly Counsel -Wednesday October 31, 2012.

Growing even more Serious -Wednesday October 31, 2012.

Tiffany’s Conversion -Wednesday October 31, 2012.

A Hallelujah Celebration -Wednesday October 31, 2012

Second Morning Together -Thursday November 1, 2012

Trouble with a Neighbor -Thursday November 1, 2012

Pay Day Part One -Friday November 2, 2012

Pay Day Part Two -Friday November 2, 2012

…Check back for updates…

I do admit that while Zachary and Tiffany moved quite fastly, their love for each other could still be considered the purest and highest form of love between a man and a woman. However, I want to assure you, the reader, that a Greater Love exists and is freely available to anyone who surrenders to it. The best news of all is that it does not have the stringent prerequisites that are many times demanded for carnal love.