The book and glasses offered for this week's Friday Fictioneers photo prompt triggered a return to a story I wrote some years ago. Here's my re-write.
|PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr|
SUNNYVIEW CARE HOME
“He’s dropped his trousers again,” someone shouted.
Alfie blocked the television, bare-arsed. Elderly ladies fussed and clucked. Jany came running.
“He’s gone doo-lally,” said Lillian.
Jany pulled Alfie’s pants up. He shuffled sideways like a startled crab.
“Keep still before you fall and break a hip,” said Lillian.
“Hush, Lillian. You’re scaring him.”
Why am I here? thought Jany, irritation mingled with compassion.
Why am I here? thought Alfie, confusion mingled with fear.
Why am I here? Lillian's anger with her husband mingled with despair.
And Alfie's book sat like an accusation.
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