Reflection

My response to Charli Mills’ challenge of writing a 99 word Flash Fiction story about growing older…  FOLLOW her and join in on the fun, whenever the mood strikes you.  https://carrotranch.com

Fifty years ago, I remember sitting in the comfy chair of the beautician, covered in a plastic drape that caught the hair she cut off my head. Because it was impolite to stare, I’d have to be satisfied with the occasional glimpse of the soft, faint bluish white hair of the little old ladies who sat in the other chairs.

“So pretty.”

These days, my faint bluish white hair is of no interest to anyone else in the salon. And I find myself, still stealing glimpses of the young ones around me with their bright, bold colors.

“So pretty.”

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27 responses to “Reflection

  1. Margot Kinberg

    What atmosphere! I love the way you share perspectives here.

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  2. Such a good response to the prompt, Annette. As we age there are some things that don’t change. People watching is one of them.

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  3. Wonderful, Annette. This made me smile. 😀

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  4. A lovely piece, Annette. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  5. I enjoyed this piece, Annette. I think white hair is beautiful.

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  6. Wow, Annette, what a perfect reflection on aging. I saw color that hair purple, who cares!! ❤

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  7. That’s supposed to say *I say lol

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  8. That is a cool take, Annette! I love your view on the experience of aging.

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  9. Oh so true… Well done, Annette! 🙂

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  10. I love this, Annette. It’s perfect.

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  11. What a lovely picture you built up in this piece of flash fiction, Annette. WONDERFUL. 😀

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  12. Hi, Annette! Your story has lovely imagery. It’s the circle of life and we’re all getting there eventually. 😉 ❤

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