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 … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Age is only a concept
She was a woman of a certain age, an age where she was told how she speaks, how she dresses, how she conducts herself was unbecoming a woman of her maturity. She felt like a pedestrian pedestrian walking through life head down, stumbling through traffic uninspired. The fortune teller’s sign, unnoticed on other trips downtown, … Continue reading How old would you be
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 … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Age
I sit at my great-grandmother’s knee on the porch of her old farmhouse. A tangle of wool sheared from her Cheviots sheep, dyed a bright yellow from sedge grass I gathered last fall, is wound loosely around my hands. She lifts the wool from my outstretched arms, twisting the yarn into a small ball of … Continue reading Spinning yarns
True is it that we have seen better days. Dark are the hours as our time draws nigh. Memories wane, bones rattle, blind eyes glaze, The glory of our youth belie. Mired amongst the coppice, Where the earth doth strive to reclaim, Dust to dust, ashes to ashes, There’s no one ‘cept self to blame.