“My granny just celebrated her 100th birthday,” Donna said.
“Wow,” Ernie said. “She’s a real survivor.”
“Unfortunately, she took a tumble down the staircase yesterday and broke her hip, so now she’s in the hospital,” Donna said.
“Oh, I’m so sorry,” Ernie said.
“No need for an apology, Ernie,” Donna said. “It wasn’t your fault.”
“I know,” Ernie said. “I just feel bad for you Granny.”
“She’ll be fine, Ernie,” Donna said. “After she gets out of the hospital, we’re taking her to a nursing home. It won’t be all fun and games for her, but it’s in a lovely, bucolic location, and I’m sure she’ll be happy there.”
Ernie sighed, and with a philosophical tone in his voice, he said, “Sometimes I wonder if happiness when you reach 100 is just a mirage.
Written for these daily prompts: E.M’s Random Word Prompt (birthday), Word of the Day Challenge (survivor), The Daily Spur (staircase), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (apology), Ragtag Daily Prompt (game), Your Daily Word Prompt (bucolic), My Vivid Blog (mirage).