100 Word Challenge: Age is only a concept

Next week is my birthday… in celebration of that, this week’s prompt is a little different.

I’m turning 56. This past year I have been taking full advantage of any and all Senior Discounts available for 55+ persons.

There are several, it’s worth a google to check them out.

With age comes some perks, and some not so fun drawbacks.

My knees have rebelled against me and as an added bonus, my balance has declined in a “she looks drunk” sort of way.

Standing for a long time in a shower, or trying to gracefully get out of a tub, is not as easy as it once was.

So, I got myself an early birthday present – a shower seat.

That’s right, I have a chair that fits in my shower so I won’t fall on my ass, sprawled naked and sopping wet on the floor.

To mark this auspicious occasion, for this week’s challenge, use age – a number like 56 or age in general – any phase, i.e. infant, toddler, adolescent, teen, millennial, middle-aged, senior – as a major aspect of your story.

(You don’t need to use the actual word, “age” as part of your 100.)

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.  ~ Lucille Ball

This week’s inspiration is:


What to do:

Using the idea of 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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