Saturday, February 25, 2012
Losing it After 40: A Saturday Centus
Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus sometimes (e.g., this week) challenges us to write a piece within 100 words. The prompt is bolded below. Consider joining the fun, if you haven't already. And please visit other centus posts here.
Losing it After 40
The chair dominated the small room. I didn't see it until I walked into it, though. A peppy young Doctor giggled and patted the seat for me, indicating where to place my butt. She pushed a cold, binocular-like apparatus against my face.
"What letters do you see?" she asked.
Letters? Those fuzzy black spots? I pondered. Nervously, I made stuff up: "U, R, A, P, P,"..."Y, O, Y?"…“C, I, C!”
She shoved the apparatus aside and scrawled out a prescription. "You really need bifocals. It often happens after forty."
F, U, kid! I thought.
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