Write a story about someone turning 100 years old.
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“Centurion” by Mike Dettmers
I can say without doubt that I hate Mondays.It’s not a stereotypical sort of thing, like the drivel on tee shirts or coffee mugs. I don’t like them because every Monday I have to decide who dies that week.None of them are family or lifelong friends or even close personal acquaintances. I don’t like it because with the loss of another, we lose a little more of what we were. And if we’re supposed to learn from history, then every Monday we become a little dumber.But this Monday is particularly cruel because not only is ...
“No Vices” by Padmini Krishnan
I looked at the wizened old man, searching for traces of exhaustion, sadness or signs of giving up. But, all I saw was a childlike excitement, wonder and a desire to get in touch with young people and new things. The old man was my great-grandpa and he was celebrating his 100th birthday the following day. Our town council had arranged a function hall and the celebrations had already started. Many of our relatives were pouring in. I never knew that I had so many cousins; I had met at least 30 of them since yesterday. Some were overtly frie...
“Beautiful Lie” by Khay Rin
He flashed a smile at me and my whole world stuttered to a stop.I gingerly stepped to the window and opened it, so James would be able to make his way into my room. Alas it wasn’t as easy of a task considering he was over a hundred years old, but with a few struggles interspersed by a couple of giggles, he managed to climb into my room. Lucky for this old chap that my room was on the ground floor, I thought to myself. This thought then managed to send a spike of sadness into my heart as I was reminded of the fact that we...
“They Say it's My Birthday” by Tammy Filipkowski
There is no way I am this old and yet here I am surrounded by all these people, with “apples” pointed directly at me. Has another year really passed so quickly, like a blur? It feels like deja vu, except I am sure this time the cake will be bigger. After all, where the hell can you put 100 candles on a little 8” sugary confection? As my mind ponders the possibilities, the room becomes dark and quiet. Wait! There’s this strange glow coming from the back, and that’s when I realize some family member is c...
“Timeless” by Ethan Pritchard
Eric scrolled through the endless birthday wishes posted on his Facebook timeline, idly hitting the ‘like’ button as he did. There were so many that his thumb had begun to grow weary. Most of them were from strangers and acquaintances from work. None of them really mattered. With a sigh, he put down his phone. He reached over and took a swig from the bottle of whiskey on the coffee table before setting it back down and rising from his seat. He had been up since midn...
“It took 100 years just so see you again.” by Jocelyne Lessard
“Captain America was able to live this long” Ella croaked; her voice strained. She wasn’t talking to anyone. The room was empty, the warm orange walls being the only warmth that comforted her. She didn’t understand the reference. What did Captain America have to do with age? Was it because he was a 95-year-old virgin? Or because he cheated and froze for 70 Years?Captain America didn’t mater not in this moment anywa...
“The Last Birthday” by Maggie Kapczynski
My eyes opened as if I were a creaking android waking up from its charging port. I could almost hear the squeaking of the gears in my body. Or perhaps that was the aching of my bones. As my eyes fluttered open I could see my only child, Aria, watching me with a pink box on her lap and a neon print wrapped present by her side. "Mom!" She said happily standing up to see me better. "I told you I wouldn't forget!" She bashfully placed the pink box on my bed. "Go on, open it!" My wrinkled mouth stretched into a weary smile as my ...
“To Give A Life” by Anna Blass
My body aches with every move. My spirit is as young as I used to be, but it’s vessel is broken and battered with one hundred years of use come noon today. My hand trembles with age as my fingers wrap around a glass of water. I can hear children playing outside, and I push myself up with feeble arms to see the young ones. Once, I had one visit me. Cassandra. She was the highlight of my week. She came in and danced for me, twirling and spinning in and...
“The Big 100” by Madeleine Compton
“How does it feel, Mrs Hopkins?” I blink and I’m snapped back to reality. Yanked out of the rabbit-hole of my thoughts that I’d allowed myself to tumble down. I look over to the young nurse standing to my right. “Sorry love,” I croak, “How do I feel about what?”“It says here that your 100th birthday is in two days!” She beams at me. “How do you feel about it?” How do I feel? What a loaded question. On the inside I feel as though I should stand up and take a bow, titling my hat to the audience. The au...
“It's been so long” by Valerye Enriquez
I didn't think this day would come but here I am at my 100th birthday. I'm alive. I can barely walk but I can move a few steps at a time. I'm looking around and I see my 30 year old daughter Maria making tamales. The back porch is decorated with a bunch of photos of me throughout the years. I have all my children here including their children and many friends. As I'm walking to the bathroom, I heard the front door open and I look over. You won't believe who it is. It's my ex husband. I'm not sure who invited him but he can leave. We divor...
“Centennial Celebration” by Jessica Ashworth
The sun shone through the blinds and Dolores began to open her eyes. She slowly blinked and looked around the room. It was a bleak sight, the nursing home was coated in beige paint, with standard no-frills furniture adorning the room. She had one picture framed on her dresser: a black and white wedding photo. The year was 1940 and Dolores was glowing in her white tea-length dress. Her husband Eddie was proudly wearing his dress blues. He went on to serve through WWII and was even awarded the Silver Star for his brave service. He ...
“Best Birthday Ever” by Margaret Renshaw
It wasn’t meant to be like this? How does that song go……’I hope I die before I get old’?I never really wanted to die though. Just thought I’d make the three score and ten and then just fade away until I disappeared. Nothing to be afraid of. Didn’t want pain, disease, dementia. Seen enough of that. One hundred! It’s ridiculous.Oh, I’ve seen them on the tele….. those clowns who think reaching one hundred is something to brag about, who bask in the glory of having made it, as though it’s some kind of personal achievement...
“The End” by Ketevan Mdzinarishvili
Alexandra had decided against having children. She never regretted her decision to live without any offspring. Never having to spend her days surrounded by diapers and screaming children. Never having to miss work for a toddler with a runny nose. Never missing friends’ big days for some minute child-related problems. She found it absolutely ideal. Without the encumbrance of children, her ...
“The Birthday Present” by K Page
Long, long lashes and eyes the color of crisp, cloudy winter days. Rosy, puckered mouths curved into little smiles as they slept. Perfect, unblemished skin save for matching birthmarks underneath their right ears. Luisa couldn’t help herself. Every night, she tiptoed to their crib and watched her two beautiful babies sleep, curled around each other, fingertips touching. Max and Miri, Miri and Max. They were carbon copies of each other, just male and female and two years ap...
“One Year Older” by J.E. Brand
When magic had revealed itself to the world in 1900, the world had been very divided: half going on a witch hunt, and the other half begging the werewolves and vampires to turn them. Sawyer Searcy had been a part of the latter group, but it had been more a way to spite her family than out of desire. The Alpha, Jed Wight, that had turned her had been young for his species at just thirty-eight years old, and she herself had only been sixteen. Neither fully understood the bearings of immortality, it seeming more like a vague ...
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