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No heroes this week. Just a slice of life.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
YOUTH HAS NO AGE
A cool breeze ruffled Elise’s hair. She hugged herself to stave off the night’s chill. Calliope music and the cloying scent of fairy floss did nothing to lift her spirits.
She slipped her brand-new Medicare card from her purse and scowled at it.
Ben wrapped his arms around her. Colored lights limned his silver-white hair and twinkled in his mischievous hazel eyes. “It’s only a number, honey.”
“Yeah. A really big number.”
“Pfft. Come on, Birthday Girl, let’s go for a whirl on the Ferris wheel.”
She stood on tiptoe and kissed his smile. “You know I’m afraid of heights.”
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Genre: Poetic Musing
Word Count: 95
He left delicate strokes of life
On rice paper.
Katsushika Hokusai embraced age,
Unshaken by his advancing years.
Seas swirled beneath his skillful fingers
As the eternal mountain loomed ahead.
Infinite wisdom rippled from the artist’s hand.
Here is her life.
Once young and wasteful,
Kishiko lights a candle.
Undimmed eyes stare into velvet darkness.
Sixty years flow behind her
As brilliant pathways loom ahead.
I am the artist.
Here is my life.
On the path,
Kindled by passion
Unafraid of the future.
Strength in my arms
And excitement in my steps,
I am Kishiko.
Hokusai had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. I find great comfort in this. To learn more about the prolific artist, click here.