Old Age is a Bitch


A Conversation

“The garage stair slipped out from under me. I racked my arm putting a big knot on it.”

“It looks like a puffy pillow.”

“The doctor drained it and he may drain it again.”

“I rode my son’s motorcycle and it popped from under me.”

“You seem fine.”

“I wrapped my knee in ice and sprayed it for a road rash. I took most of the skin off.”

“This knot pales compared to the time I fell off the ladder.”

“A big scab on my knee turned purple and it oozed for a few hours.”

“I broke my ankle and ended up in a cast.”

“It still hurts.”

“When it threatens to snow, I can feel it deep down in the joint.”

“No one seems to care.”

“Old age is a bitch.”

Michael S. Sommermeyer

Michael S. Sommermeyer writes fast fiction, observations, poetry, mysteries, fantasies, and science fiction. He focuses on oddities, unbelievable facts, strange phenomenon, discoveries, and the people who wander uneven worlds. He ponders the dreams of mythmakers and explores what the every person dreams about. He writes fiction for http://wordsmithholler.com and has written scientific and technical writing for a number of magazines.

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