‘It Always Seems To Be Breakfast’*

This week Morgan and Logan reflect on the ageing process for the Carrot Ranch

‘I suppose this death fixation of your mum’s is worrying about growing old.’

‘She’s a “do not go gentle” sort of person, actually. But having gone, gentle or otherwise, she wants some sort of certainty. Like she wants to wear her flowery Doc Martens in her coffin.’

‘Nice.’

‘Maybe. She’s not said what else.’

‘Oh…’

‘Exactly. Though Dad had this saying: he’d get his own back on his kids and live to be a hundred.’

‘Didn’t make it, did he?’

‘No, though that didn’t stop him practicing just in case.’

‘Old sod. Got to love him, haven’t you?’

‘Indeed.’

*said by a famous nonagenarian, when asked what change was the most notable now he was in his nineties.

This week’s Carrot Ranch prompt is

May 9, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about growing older. It can be humorous, dark or poignant. It can be true or total fiction. It can be fine wine or an old fossil. Go where the prompt leads!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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14 Responses to ‘It Always Seems To Be Breakfast’*

  1. Ritu says:

    Killed it…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Well, that is one way to go, Geoff, in your flowery Doc Martins. I favour a hair bun myself.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve got a flowery pair of Doc Martens……….. You are putting ideas in my head – everything under a rug, just the shoes sticking out at the end…….

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Flowered Doc Martens and a smile! These two need some prodding by their elders to stay on their toes. And at first, I was thinking NaNo when I saw “nonagenarian.” Ah — nineties!

    Like

  5. Jennie says:

    I got me a pair of them shoes! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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