Title: Talk of the Town
Prompt: #43 "Parents"
Renee and Tom Corbett were on cloud nine.
Their son had been among the prestigious few chosen with the chance to explore and find a new world in the great wide reaches of space. Tom took the news in stride, most likely determined not to embarrass their child, but Renee - well, Renee couldn't help but divulge the news to the rest of the parents she knew who in turn told everyone they knew.
Sufficed to say, by the end of the week, everyone on their block knew Michael Corbett was being shot off into space and celebrated on his behalf.
It was a little embarrassing for Mike if he was being honest, but he remained humble through it all.