I am always surprised to hear discussions on tv, in movies and in life occasionally about how people in their twenties and thirties don't regard themselves as adults. Now, I know everything is delayed nowadays: marriage, children, a stable income but still. I regarded myself as an adult by age 20 at the very latest. Phil says he regarded himself as an adult when he went away to college at 18.
How about you? What year would you choose? Did something happen at that age to make you feel like an adult? Did you parents treat you like a child after you thought of yourself as an adult?
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Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.