100 Word Challenge: Age

Today is my birthday… my actually, IRL birthday. I’m 55 and not embarrassed to say it.

I don’t feel 55, as if there is a certain way being 55 should feel. I definitely don’t act 55, again if there is a right way for someone 55 to act.

It doesn’t matter – I’m going to keep feeling what I feel, doing what I do, and not caring what anyone thinks.

What is it that people say? “Age is only a number.”

I like my number so much, I’m using it twice.

“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” – Albert Einstein

The week’s word is:

Age

What to do:

Using “age” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

8 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Age

  1. Here’s my latest on AGE. It’s understood rather than in the piece.

    The phone rang. She couldn’t interrupt the work meeting. Later on voicemail she heard, “Call me, Mom.” Quickly, she dialed the number.

    “Mom, she’s here.” She’s beautiful. I miss you.” 1200 miles separated them. “Oh my gosh! Congratulations! I’ll be there soon.”

    Two weeks later the plane flew her to Vermont to meet her first granddaughter. Deplaning, she spotted her daughter and son-in-law. He held a blanketed bundle. Hugs all around. He placed the bundle in her arms. Impossibly small, tiny hands and feet with fuzzy blond hair.

    It’s her birthday. Eighteen years later she is still beautiful.

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  2. Happy Birthday! 55 is a great age. I remember it fondly. You certainly seem to be filled with energy and enthusiam for life. That is what keeps us young. Enjoy your special day. All the best to you in the years ahead.

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