She couldn't pinpoint when it had started. She suspected it had been going on for a long time before she had become aware of its existence. It seemed to have crept up on her slowly. Insidiously. Stealing away from her, the ease of movement she had previously taken for granted.
Subtly twisting and knotting the bones at their joints. The arthritis was invading her. Taking away her freedom. Freedom to enjoy her life in quite the same way she had before. The pain, she could cope with. The slowing effect on her body, she hated.
It made her feel old.
This weeks '100 word challenge' prompt was this photo:-
It is a photo of old bones - an exhibit in the National Museum of Scotland in their ‘prehistoric’ section.
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