Write a story about someone turning 100 years old.
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“CENTURY OLD” by Michelle Iruobe
CENTURY-OLD The light rays coming through the raffia-woven window in the room illuminated the entire space, blinding the younger occupant of the small bed at the corner of the room. The girl, squinting her eyes in a bid to adjust to the light, stretched her body upwards to reach the window which was not far away and used a cloth to block the rays. Able to see properly with the controlled light, the girl breathed in deeply and yawned. She looked down at the older occupant of the bed and greeted in the native language.&nb...
“A Love that Never Dies” by Makayla M
Most of the memories I had of my Grandma while growing up consisted of her being restricted to a hospital bed. I remember holding my mom’s hand as we walked into her hospital room for the first time, with a “Get Well Soon” card gripped in my hand. I was a little too young to understand what was going on, but mom explained to me that Grandma was really sick and being in the hospital would make her feel better. She had her good days and bad. On the good ones, she was able to ...
“Independence Day” by Jason Tweed
Independence Dayby Jason Tweed"Dad, where are the keys?""Daaad!", Ainsley shouts."They are on the hook. You know, where you're supposed to put them…" Max replies.Ainsley had mastered the eye roll in her 17 years on the planet. Max finds it somehow endearing. It is like a silent, "I love you", between father and daughter. It al...
“The 100th Candle ” by CAYMAN FRIEDMAN
Mary had lived ninety-nine years so far, in three days she would be one hundred. Though her hair had greyed and she had the faintest trace of whiskers on her chin, her eyes were still full of life, full of youthful vigor; if you asked her, she did not feel a day over twenty-five. As she was sitting on the couch, reading her favorite novel, the phone rang; she reached across the armrest and onto the...
“Just a Cup of Tea” by Audrey .
Oh, what- what is that noise? I- oh dear, it seems my neighbor Mr. Adler’s back at it again hammering on the wall for some reason. I sure do wish he would stop. But nevermind, I guess shall- ah! I know, I’ll fix a cup of tea for Elena for when she comes to fix up my room later. You know, all of the people here are just so, so kind. El...
“Not a Big Deal” by Maritza Gluntz
“Good morning world.” The August sun melted into Elirose’s eyes as she looked up to examine her surroundings. She was a small, frail woman and the lines on her face each told a story about her life. She loved the sun in all of its shades, when it rose and when it set. She knew she was on borrowed time so she took great care of it. Her one-hundredth birthday happened to be on that day. That irked her. She had hated every one of her birthdays since her family made a big deal...
“Felix's surprise” by Karen Kininsberg
“Come on Grandpa, we have to leave in five minutes. I told mom we would be there on time,” said Joey as he waited outside the white bathroom door. He rolled his eyes as he watched the clock, ticking its way past 5.13pm. He hated waiting. His patience had a time limit and he was afraid that Grandpa Felix would be testing it today. Joey heard the door knob wiggle, and then the door opened gently. Grandpa Felix stepped out looking very proud of himself. He had pretty much doused himse...
“The Birthday” by Ron Sharp
The Birthday He woke up feeling pretty good. The night’s sleep had been quieter than usual. His tossing and turning was held to a minimum and he felt rested. The ache in his left knee was there, of course, but he had learned to live with that. His neck was a little sore but that would soon be worked out as he moved about his small, one bedroom apartment. He had forgotten to get the coffee maker ready to turn on automatically this morning, so he had to rinse ...
“The Final Gift” by Chloe Sorrell
I woke up in the same hospital I had been waking up in for years. I checked the clock squinting my eyes as I read the numbers, 11:45 a.m. It was quiet at this time as usual. Everybody was asleep. The hospital was usually dead in the night from the older patients and ones who needed rest after surgery. I was wide awake though, in fifteen minutes it would be a special day. My birthday. My 100th birthday. Not as if my birthday was really that special. In the end I was just another rand...
“One Hundred Todays” by Jenna Wickham
It is a rather cool morning for August; a morning that turned out to be very different from the one 100 years ago. Today marks my 100th year walking on this soil. 100 long, beautiful, heart-wrenching years. Some years I didn’t think I would survive, but I did. I always came out of whatever darkness I stumbled into. Some years I never wanted to end, but as the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”. Today, there is nothing I rather do than wrap up in my red paisley shawl and sit on the front porch. Each ...
“Here's To A Hundred Years” by Donovan Gallaway
Gabriel burst into the bar, his long, brown coat flapping with the rush of air has he flung the doors open and startled the majority of patrons in the room. He apologized profusely for the interruption, which seemed to appease everyone more or less. As everyone returned to their drinks and the jazz combo started up again, Gabriel scanned the room, finding one familiar face at the bar. The man’s face had not turned when he had entered, as it was too busy contemplating the b...
“Here Comes The Sun” by Anika Bradley
Mila wasn't entirely sure what was happening around her. People she usually only saw on her birthday or when it came time for Santa to visit were all cluttered together in a small room with ugly green walls. Her older brother Mason was holding her hand as her mother rushed all around the room taping up streamers and balloons. Her father was whispering in the corner with Auntie Elly. She didn't know what they were saying, but she could tell her papa was mad because he scrunched his eyebrows together and pursed his lips like he did when he ...
“Owzat!” by Nofel Nawras
It fell this year on a Sunday and the village quiet. My favourite day. I’m not a Christian, though I am fascinated by some of the words attributed to the man Jesus. I don’t suppose he celebrated his birthday. There seems to be a truth in a few of his sayings which cuts to the bone, goes straight to the heart of things and yet, are they liveable? Are they precepts which ordinary mortals can ascribe to? Anyway, there’s always been something about Sundays that makes me feel British, a sort of closet member of the...
“100 Again” by Elizabeth Witt
There I was, sitting in front of all my family and friends. They were singing Happy Birthday to me, I couldn’t keep myself from looking at each and every one of them, holding one persons gaze then moving to the next. I was trying to remember every wrinkle, every scar, every eye color and hair color. I was trying to imprint their faces to my memory. I’ve been practicing with trying to remember, because I know it will only be a little while before I will be gone. I always found it hard to remember after I started over. The memories always g...
“A Moment in Time” by Andres Caldera
Joe rushed into his new apartment in some of the worst projects in the city, he still believed it was better than the various adoption homes he’d lived in since he was fourteen. The death of his parents had weigh heavy on his heart and spiraled him into drug abuse for most of his teenage life. Now eighteen, and an independent young adult, he got himself a job at the steel mill near by, but most of his money came from his drug sales him & his buddy Andy sold. Except on this day, he was celebrating his birthday with a special drug Andy ...
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