In my previous post, Doris Plaster talked about the 50 word stories that were her submissions to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. I decided to try my hand at one of these. My story comes in at 80 words. Not bad for wordy me--it's not all that easy to do.
Too Young To Be That Old
When I went to visit my friend Steve, I was greeted by a line of elderly people in wheelchairs watching to see who was getting a visitor. It was sad to see. Sadder still was that Steve at only age 57 was confined to a bed, nearly blind, having lost both legs to diabetes. I didn't recognize him. He looked as old as the people who had greeted me. Saddest of all was that the following year Steve was dead.
On September 12th my special guest will be Damyanti from Daily (w)rite. Like Doris, Damyanti compiled her A to Z stories into a book which is now available. Please be sure to check out my guest post on Damyanti's blog.