PLEASE participate

It isn’t as much fun as trampling roaches, but a lot less messy.  




Welcome to May 3.  

Today’s prompt is:  Tell me a tale about a defining moment in your life.

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, I’ll share a vignette with you:


At what moment does a woman look in the mirror and say, “Oh, dear God! I’m old!!!”

At 42, I married a man 17 years younger.  I have to admit the orgasms were stellar.  We were together for 4 years, but as you can imagine, building a relationship on great sex doesn’t last long.

My defining moment happened well after the divorce papers were signed.  Half asleep, I walked toward a mirrored bathroom door, wondering why my mother was coming toward me.  A good question, considering the fact she was dead.

I’ve come to terms with the realization that I’ll never again turn heads; but for the remainder of my life, old will always be 10 years older than me. 

Here are the rules:

  1. A prompt for #TMAT120 will be given the first Thursday of every month. The prompt challenge begins whenever it’s that day in your time zone. It ends on the 1st Thursday of the next month.  

  2. Copy and paste your 120 word entry into the reply section below, along with a link to your blog.  To me, everyone who enters is a winner, but if you must have a winner, the entry with the most likes wins. 

  3. Limit your #TMAT120 post to 120 words. People who participate in limited-word prompts aren’t expecting a 1,000 word explanation before it begins.

  4. When/if you publish your entry on your blog, use the #TMAT120 picture to show that you are participating in the prompt. Please don’t alter (except for size).  

  5. Please don’t use hard-core curse words. They’ll be edited out if you do, and you might not like the words I choose to replace them with.  🙂 

  6. Take time to read other people’s #TMAT120 & their posts, after all you might make a new friend.


© Joelle LeGendre  Joelle’s tales:  Tell me a tale in 120 words