Weekend Writing Prompt — Getting Older

DC797B5A-1254-480B-BA4D-7E4FFF078933It’s my birthday.

I’m at the the liminal stage between childhood and adulthood.

It feels like a real gut punch.

I have to face it that my youth is over.

I can’t feel sorry for myself, I can’t lament this transition.

I have to craft a wise plan.

One that will capitalize on my new found maturity.

(Exactly 57 words)

BC0A9925-DFE4-4355-BABE-06D5646F1510Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “liminal” in exactly 57 words. Also written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (birthday), Ragtag Daily Prompt (punch), Fandango’s One-World Challenge (youth), Word of the Day Challenge (lament), Your Daily Word Prompt (craft), and The Daily Spur (capital). For the record, it’s not my birthday and I transitioned from childhood to adulthood decades ago.

17 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Getting Older

  1. Jen Goldie November 9, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    I’m considering not counting HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🎂🍾🎈🎁

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  2. Suze November 9, 2019 / 1:42 pm

    just stay the same age every year…it is easier than trying to remember how old you are.

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    • Fandango November 9, 2019 / 2:49 pm

      It’s not actually my birthday. That was just one of the prompt words. But thanks nonetheless. 😉

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      • angloswiss November 9, 2019 / 5:31 pm

        I thought that might be the case, but everyone has a birthday once a year

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        • Fandango November 9, 2019 / 6:09 pm

          Very true, whether they acknowledge it or not!


    • Fandango November 9, 2019 / 6:36 pm

      It’s not actually my birthday. I probably should have written my post in the third person. 😉

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    • Fandango November 9, 2019 / 6:37 pm

      Agreed. It is not a word I’ve ever seen, much less used, before!


  3. Sadje November 9, 2019 / 4:49 pm

    Aww, be happy on your birthday! Great use of all the prompts. 👍😉

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    • Fandango November 9, 2019 / 8:10 pm

      Well, thanks, Sadje, but this was a fiction post and it not my birthday today.

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  4. rugby843 November 10, 2019 / 8:26 am

    You can fool some of the people…..😄

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  5. leigha66 November 11, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    You had a prompt in every line and it all still flowed really well. Good job!


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