New Wrinkles – You wake up one day and realize you’re ten years older than you were the previous night. Beyond the initial shock, how does this development change your life plans?

Marilyn by GarryYou mean … I’m alive? Are any of my friends or family still kicking?

Where are my glasses? Where is Garry? Where are the dogs? This is a joke, right?

Who is president? Is this really 10 years later? If so, who has been cleaning the house while I slept? No one?

Well, I assure you I’M not going to clean it.

Hey, I’m hungry. I don’t suppose there’s some food in the fridge. Um, is there a fridge?

Where the hell AM I?

I’m going back to sleep. Screw this.


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


  1. Nice hair cut, Marilyn. It makes you look 10 years younger. I had to cut my long hair too. I think all that hair pulls the skin and makes more wrinkles. (Character lines)


      1. Not me. I’m letting my freak flag fly after all those years of NOT growing it out because I had to keep it looking convincingly a youthful magenta.


        1. Also long hair is easy. You wash it, let it dry. Maybe use a scrunchy to make a pony tail (that’s when I’m being elegant). No bad hair days. I gave up dye when the hair went completely white. When I had 3 weeks of growth, I looked like a skunk with white stripes.


  2. A fun take on the prompt.
    I would be happy to know that I’m still alive & well too.
    And – as for cleaning what’s been accumulating for 10 years… I’m with you on that. Back to bed. 🙂


  3. When is the picture from? You complain of needing a haircut, but I think it looks pretty good here!

    And if you slept for 10 years, the answer to “where’s the pups?” would be…out searching for biscuits. 🙂


      1. Well it’s a very flattering cut…maybe you should go for it again? I am still trying to figure out what to do with my frizzy mess…I’ve had a couple suggestions about product. :/


          1. Ooooh, I know what you mean except the lady who cuts mine is more around $30, which is STILL not do-able on a regular basis. This last time, Mom did it. And I have bangs. Have I mentioned that I have bangs?!?!


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