Y is for a Year of Youth

For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m sharing science fiction and fantasy story ideas…

This would have to be fantasy magic, I think. Somebody gets a year to leave old age behind and become young (and beautiful) again, but once the year is up, that’s it, they won’t get a chance again. Who wants this and why? How do they pick which year?

Maybe it isn’t for one particular person, but a land where everybody gets a year of youth, assuming that they live long enough to grow out of their natural youth. How would that change people’s opinions about aging? Would they still think that youth was wasted on the young?

If you’re interested enough to pick this up and write your own version, feel free; ideas are cheap. And let me know! I’ll be keeping the notions vague enough that lots of different stories might be written from them.

Thanks for visiting!

3 Responses to Y is for a Year of Youth

  1. Trisha says:

    Imagine if you got this chance, only to go back in time and realise you were actually ugly when you were young? 😛


  2. adameverhard says:

    Hm…I don’t know if I’d want it. In many ways, I had a great time in my youth. I was reasonably well liked by my school mates. I’m proud of my wrestling championship ribbons that I won in high school. However, coming of age as a gay guy in the early 80’s isn’t something I would wish on anybody. People are a little more open minded now, depending on where one lives. I suppose I’d be out of the closet and might not have engaged in certain self destructive behaviors. But I like the way my life is now–although I certainly would enjoy having fewer aches and pains again!


  3. Thanks for your wonderfully creative A-Z challenge postings. I’ve enjoyed them and maybe now will have time to take on one of your suggested story themes!


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