January 5, 2020

Are we limited by our age?

Alexander Frew

ProseAn unexpected Turn, 2019

The reason for entering this story is because I happen to think that after a certain age, people in our society are undervalued. The elderly are not one homogeneous whole, and just because a person gets old this this does not mean that they suddenly transform into a whole different individual who has little to contribute either in their own life or to society. I like to write for older characters because I feel that they have short shrift in any type of fiction that you care to name, and for a society that has an ageing population, this is an oversight that has not been addressed. The other thing I feel, is that the older you get the more you can see the consequences that occur when you take certain actions. This is a story about consequences and why we should all stop fooling ourselves. In the story I also write about the fact that being old is not something we should dread. We’re all going to get there so we might as well get used to the idea.