Writers’ Blokke
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Writers’ Blokke

Short Fiction

I Don’t Move As Fast As I Used To

A long life draws to a close.

A black rocking chair
Photo by Mahin Mostafa on Unsplash

Ninety-seven-year-old Hilda rocked to and fro in her old, oak rocking chair. The help from the government agency will be arriving soon and the movement calmed her. She disliked having anyone in her apartment, touching her things and watching her TV.

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Vuyo Ngcakani

Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2