Geriatric Magic (Short Story): Absorbed by frustration at the failings of his body, Harold struggles to find the joys of life he valued before they shook, shook away. His hands, his damn hands vibrate out of control. A simple cup of coffee must be degraded by a drinking straw to keep him from creating a mess. But one afternoon, at one coffee shop, one Lady will give Harold a gift that could inspire him to find that joy once again.
"Geriatric Magic" is part of the Geriatric Magic universe and can also be found in "The New York Collection: Five Stories of Magic & Life," with foreword written by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The New York Collection's complete short story list is:
A Touch of Jade
Streets of Light
A Little Park Wind
The Geriatric Magic Short Story Series: A hawk-face woman in a red dress walks city streets on a mission of magic. To find those with the indomitable spirit to live, though their bodies will shortly fail them. To each she finds she gives a gift. A gift of magic. And from the least expected of benefactors: Death.