Am I losing it?

Trifextra: Week Ninety

 

It is time for Trifextra. For this weekend’s prompt,this is what Trifecta has to say-”  Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”  We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character). “

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.JcfMbomr.dpuf

Here are my 33 words:-)

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Am I losing it?

 

It does not stalk me

but lurks in

unexpected corners

peeking from

the mirror of

forgetfulness,

leering at my

growing inability

to remember-

hauntingly  real

yet distant

this

 fear of

losing my mind!

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Am I losing it?

  1. I spoke on the phone with my elderly mother just this morning and for much of the conversation she was confused and often asked me to repeat myself. I wish I lived closer to her so I could help out more. She needs caring for, as much as my two young daughters do. I wonder if people with dementia and/or Alzheimers realize the state that they re in? Are they frustrated that they can’t remember or do they welcome the child-like simplicity of their world view? Can’t experience it so, can’t say for sure how it goes but, hopefully, won’t ever find out. Your fear is a big, big one, for sure. Well written, Atreyee! 🙂

  2. Ohhhh yeah. Just before sitting down to read this, I thought, “I’ll grab some water from the fridge.” But there was no water in the fridge. I gave up, came over, sat down, and found my water next to the computer. I’d already done it. Sigh. Old age is going to be rough. 🙂 Thanks for linking up. Don’t forget to vote.

  3. Afraid of that, truly! I was recently with a hospice patient who is 95 and has severe dementia. A long life with a scattered mind is very devastating.
    Very realistic take on the prompt!

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