99 word prompt : Wisdom

May 18, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a wise story. It can be about wisdom, expressing wisdom or advice for turning 50! It can be a wise-cracking story, too. Go where wisdom leads you.


I glared at my sister, Myra, her brown eyes shining with youthful expectation.  Her shapely body filling out a tight t-shirt and slinky jeans, she still looked 35.   

“Where are you going?” I asked, leaning on my cane for support.


“You’re 50.  It means you’re old!”  I said, shaking a finger at her.  “When will you understand that truth!”

“Never,” she said, running a brush through naturally thick, brown hair. 

“I’m 57 and have the wisdom to admit I’m past my prime.  Why can’t you?”

“Because old will always be travelling 7 years ahead of me,” Myra giggled.