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Characters contemplate getting older.


part 10 of Common People

She is polite to these strangers around her, radiates love, affection, hoping they will not hurt her. The same as when she came to this place the first time, her anger and the fear unexpected. Be polite, be modest, be loveable, and the strangers won't hurt her.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person, stream of consciousness

Tags   australian, aging, alienation, post-migrant

Relationships   family

And the Soul Slides Away

Dragon Age II. Fenris and Anders. A growing lack of disgust can't be everything.

Genre   realistic

Style   stream of consciousness

Tags   angst, exile, aging, suicide, alienation, hurt / comfort, 2012-05

Relationships   m/m


part 23 of Threshold

FFXII. The beginning of the end. Ivalice changes; the trouble with time is that every passing year devalues itself as currency.

Style   present tense, drabble

Tags   dystopia, angst, aging, duty, 500 creativity exercises, 2009-10

Relationships   partnership, f/m, friendship, family

Beautiful People

Where the surface matters, but not how they thought it would.

Genre   romance

Style   third person, drabble

Tags   gender themes, aging, alternative lifestyle, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   f/m

Can't Do It

part 8 of Common People

Still, she's never been much for others, my mother: at the time I didn't know if she realised her sister was actually on her deathbed, but now I'm starting to think she just had no sympathy for the situation.

Genre   realistic

Style   first person

Tags   australian, aging, post-migrant, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


part 14 of The Modern Hero

there was a name he could remember, but not one he could articulate

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch, third person

Tags   aging, 500 creativity exercises

Flashed Before My Eyes

part 9 of The Modern Hero

this shocking thing passing you by

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life



Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life


part 10 of The Modern Hero


Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life, pilots

Low Risk Road

part 8 of The Modern Hero

enter this flat stretch of years

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life

Silent Night

part 12 of The Modern Hero

i don't look back

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life, alcohol

The Weasel

Dragon Age II / Patrick White's "The Aunt" pastiche. Where Gamlen also loved the dashing apostate Malcolm.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   aging, depression, alienation, UST, 2013-04

Relationships   family


part 21 of Threshold

FFXII, Balthier and Fran. Do we call this kidfic?

Genre   romance

Style   present tense, drabble

Tags   angst, aging, 500 creativity exercises, parenthood, 2009-06

Relationships   f/m, family