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Growing Older – Flash Fiction

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Joan was the lively one with the most energy in her group of friends but lately it seemed she was starting to slow down.

Partying was no longer her choice for a fun evening. Now content to stay home and watch TV. She never dreamt she’d see this day come when she was younger.

Getting up in the morning some days were painful on her joints. She could no longer kneel on the floor let alone sit on the floor like she always did before. Afraid that if she got down, she’d never get back up.

Growing older sucks.

©Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

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  1. I remember being younger… but I don’t fuss about age so much. Though my body is starting to show the ‘signs’ 😉 Staying young at heart!

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    May 13, 2019
  2. Not being able to accept makes it suck worse but acceptance a process. Aging sort of sneaks up on us.

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    May 11, 2019
  3. nice writing!

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    May 11, 2019
  4. I agree with you Susan.

    On a bright side…this lady must be so much at peace by not socializing… 🙂

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    May 11, 2019
  5. Michael B. Fishman #

    You’re right, growing older sucks. But then it beats the alternative so I guess it’s not so bad. You did a good job capturing what it’s like to get older.

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    May 11, 2019

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