August 2009 Birthday Cards
A collection of the drabbles and ficlets written for people with birthdays in August 2009. Every month HASA members may request birthday card drabbles (a story of exactly 100 words) on a topic of their choosing. See how much can be said in only a hundred words. This is an ongoing project, so if you would like to request a drabble or write a drabble for others, please feel free to join HASA and get in on the fun. Requests are made in the HASA Birthday Cards Forum.
Entries with Stories
The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.
- Anglachel - Ang's 2009 Birthday Stories
- General Audience
- Last Updated: 29 Dec 09
My birthday is August 4th and I will be 45. Half a life, perhaps. Is it an end to something or a beginning? I feel in transition. All the choices that I have made since leaving childhood; there is fruition, there is frustration, there is wonder. The certainties and doubts replaced with a different sense. It seems like this mark of time should be more momentous than it is, yet the ordinary has a sweet appeal.
Write about the mid-point of a life, whether 45 or another birthdate, whether the character is conscious of this fulcrum or not. Any character, any era, but stories about female characters are greatly appreciated.