SHORT STORY: “It’s happening. I’m becoming my mother.”

It’s funny – that point when you see your first true wrinkle. In fact, I think it’s too hard to put it into words. Is it shock? Is it curiosity? Is it obvious?!

I stared back at my reflection. Stunned.

“It’s happening. I’m becoming my mother.”

The words echoed around the bathroom walls, as if reinforcing what I’d said.

I can’t really complain. I just turned 45 last week – the party was crazy: hell, it was more crazy than the ones I’d used to hold back in my teenage years – and it wasn’t really until now that I’d actually felt, well, old.

“This is not happening,” I spoke into the mirror. As if somehow saying it could will my body into remarkably reversing the ageing process.

Needless to say, it didn’t make a difference. I stared at the wrinkle, and the wrinkle stared straight back at me. Unblinking. Emotionless. Undeniable.

The more I looked at it, the deeper it seemed to become. They say a watched kettle never boils, but it’s incredible just how much more pronounced a wrinkle can become when you look at it for a minute under the flickering fluorescents of your bathroom.

“I can’t go to work like this! What will they say?!”

I pulled the skin on my face up, down. No difference. This wasn’t something make-up would fix – this was serious. This was a matter of life or death. The time immemorial battle between youth and ageing, light and dark, ying and yang.

“Breathe, jess. Breathe. Stay calm and a solution will come to you. You can do this.”

But what? Anti-wrinkle spray?

Wait. What was that place I’d heard about just the other week. On Facebook. Cairns Skin Centre? They have a cosmetic nurse, don’t they? Terry Hall? Yes, that’s right. She does anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, doesn’t she? And if I call now, they may even be able to get me in this morning.

I stared at the wrinkle and smiled. This would be easier to fix than I first thought.

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SHORT STORY: “It’s happening. I’m becoming my mother.”

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