You’re How Old?

I have enjoyed following Tara at Thin Spiral Notebook for several years.
She is a writer of fiction, an artist, photographer and so much more.
She is an inspiration.  And I particularly like her 100 Word Challenge.

Each week Tara sets a challenge and this week’s challenge is –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. If you’d like to play along click on the ink.

I haven’t done this for several months so here goes

Thinking back over a long and mostly happy life I say I have lived a blessed life.

Unfortunately, I have outlived my Dashing Young Scotsman and The Architect neither of whom got to be my age. And when younger people seem to be amazed that I am still enjoying myself at this vast age I tell them that I still have family and friends with whom to enjoy myself.

And I have a suitcase of memories to look back on and remember the highlights, and a couple of not so highlights. But I am glad I have reached this age.

“Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter,
suffering and tears. It’s beautiful.”
― Lynsay Sands

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13 responses to “You’re How Old?

  1. A great use of the prompt. They are good, aren’t they? LOve the quote.

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  2. I am not surprised at your beautiful memories and your wonderful positive outlook on aging and life.

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  3. Great quote.
    Lovely to be hearing from you again. 😀 😀 😀

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  4. I’m accumulating a nice collection of memories too. I’m also loving the age I am. It’s been quite a ride to get here.

    (Glad to see you again at the Challenge. I always enjoy reading your stories.)

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  5. A fine way to get back to the challenge! Our attitude about life helps as we age and you are still a fine example for us.

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  6. Hi, JoNell. Thanks for that lively comment.

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  7. How fun! I just added a 100-word piece to my last post-an assignment last week in a fiction writing class. A great exercise in “making every word count.”

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    • Hello again, Lois. Yes, it does tend to exercise the mind. There used to be another challenge Five sentence fiction. Unfortunately, it fell by the wayside some time ago.

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