Prompt from here: https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/hopquy/wp_a_recent_scientific_breakthrough_has_led_to/
Content warning: Um. vague philosophical horror, also discussion of end of life.
The Arenoraan Treatment was supposed to be the best new thing in the world, or rather, it had been supposed to be the best new thing ten years ago . Ten years before that, ten years before that – scientists had been inching the lifespan longer a little at a time.
The Arenoraan Treatment, it was supposed to be the best; it was supposed to let people live happily at least to their two-century mark, if not long beyond. The assumption was, of course, that while people who were now around 135, 140 were enjoying their extended lives, scientists would have time to figure out the next step in immortality.
I was only 90 at the time, but I was looking forward to it. Only ninety still sounded amazing to me, because at fifty-five, I’d been starting to fall apart. Now here I was, ninety, and nothing ached and nothing creaked and I was down to one pill a day, and that was a multivitamin supplement. Continue reading