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A woman has lived most of her life.

It has been a bittersweet experience.

She is the queen of her own heart and mind.

Her crown rests with dignity upon her graceful head.

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She is old and she isn’t. It’s hard to explain the state of her mind and body. Seventy-four may be too many years for some, but she is adjusted to her routine and her habits. You could call her a walker and a talker. Both are her passions. She can walk like a youngster, high […]

Her Life is Her Crown By Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Editores: Manuela Timofte / j re crivello

17 Comments on “Her Life is Her Crown By Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

  1. What a great paean to aging, and an in-depth character study as well! Deftly done, Terveen! 🙂

    • Thanks a lot, Mike. The elderly may eventually become fragile but they have so many years of robustness behind them. That definitely counts for something. 🙂

  2. There is so much grace and finesse in getting older too!

    The way you described her and her routines made her look so real and known!

    • Thanks so much, Deepak. Everyone’s mom or grandma is in there somewhere. Getting older doesn’t have to be a sad or bad thing. It’s an achievement that should be celebrated. 🙂

    • Thank you, John. An individual’s lifetime can definitely be an asset. Let’s all be proud of what we have accumulated. 🙂

  3. What a beautiful paragraph, “Her words are her lovers. They hide beneath her tongue, naked and flirtatious, wanting to spill from her lips, caressing the softness of moisturized skin.” Yes, aging is difficult for women since we go through a lot more than men do. Not that men don’t suffer, but they don’t have to go through child bearing, hormone change, monthly cycles. And there are so many societal obstacles to women’s growth and well being.

    • I agree, Haoyan. A woman’s life is so different and probably more complicated than a man’s. If I just look at my mother and grandmother, they definitely juggled more responsibilities than the menfolk. And let’s not ignore the biological pressures to be endured and the limited freedom to do and say things. Women are strong and brave. 🙂

  4. If her life is a crown, definitely the kind memories are the embedded sparkling stones.
    A wonderful story, Terveen. Perfectly shares a huge problem human is yet to solve- loneliness of old ones. The old queen deserves to be happy and not lonely.

    • That’s such a lovely thing to say, Mayank. I can picture the beauty of that crown. And no one deserves to be alone. Especially the elderly. Thank you so much for such a warm comment. 🙂

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