Today is my birthday!
It’s a big one too: one of those round numbers that everyone finds so significant. The big four-oh.
When I saw it coming I decided to emulate a friend of mine and and throw myself a party. Another friend is running away to a secluded beach when her time comes next month.
We humans love to mark our lives with milestones like this: New Year, birthday, anniversaries, this-time-last-year-s. The milestones can be happy or sad, full of surprise or deeply disappointing.
Write a story in which a character reaches, anticipates or reminisces about a milestone.
How does she react? Is it as meaningful as everyone said it would be? Does he run towards it or shy away from it? Does it change anything?
1. You should use the prompt in your story (however tenuous the connection).
2. You must write the story in one 24 hr period – the faster the better.
3. Post the story in the comments — if you’re brave enough.
4. Find something nice to say about someone else’s story and leave a comment. Everybody needs a little support!
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