She lived in a mango tree until she fell three stories trying to pluck one from the highest branch to put in her morning smoothie.
Her daughter, Magdalene, moved her into her basement where there was no window or sun to wake her for her routine jog at dawn.
For breakfast, she unwillingly drank Naked protein shakes with the chalky aftertaste.
“I wish you’d stop buying these. They’re not even organic,” she complained, curling her nose at the orange bottle in front of her. “And it’s soy. You know I hate soy.”
“Well there’s some pancakes and bacon left over on the stove,” Magdalene said nonchalantly as she tucked in the shirttail of her son’s school uniform.
“You don’t look like this at 90 eating pancakes and bacon.” She pointed to her toned arms and the tight skin around her neck as her grandson giggled.
“A silly old woman with a broken back?” Magdalene asked.
word count: 149
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