FFfAW-My Escape

I'm running as fast as I can. Sure, my back isn't as straight as it use to be and I have to run bent over, but, I finally got out of that place! Old folks everywhere. I ain't no old folk, I'm only 75. And I ain't gonna be stuck with a bunch of old folk that can't even remember who they are. Not only that they cheat at playing cards. I know they cheat! I got to where all I played was Solitaire because the old folks cheat! The only thing to look forward to in that place are the meals and even the meals are lousy. They taste like baby food. Bland as hell. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if my family would come visit me but they stopped coming to see me and I get awfully lonely. Come to think of it, I'm getting hungry. Even that old bland food is better than nothing. Guess I better go back so I don't miss my meal. Now I'm lost. Which way?


Thank you Enisa for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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51 thoughts on “FFfAW-My Escape

    • Yes, there is a lot of truth in it. My sister has been in rehab since last October and rehab is also a nursing home so I have spent a lot of time in the nursing home with my sister.

  1. Prefect way to use the prompt & old folks. Cute story. I can’t imagine how strange the inside must look like, if the outside had these colored triangles

  2. Reminded me of when I visited my Grandmother. She couldn’t quite remember who I was.. until I laughed and her face lit up.. “Oh, now I remember Haha!! What a great visit we had.. thanks for reminding me Joy 🙂

  3. Great story and great ending PJ. Very visual and it left me a big smile but sadly it also took me back eighteen months to when my mum was in a home.

  4. Reminded me of my grandmother. Now that all of her children and grandchildren are working in different cities, she gets really lonely and sad sometimes. Thanks for reminding me that I should go meet her as soon as I can. 🙂

  5. My Mom will turn 86 next month and she’s been in an assisted living home for several months now. The food is actually pretty good and she seems to like it there, but her memory continues to worsen.

  6. I left a comment from my phone but don’t see it here! Well this was a really clever one again! Sounds like my dad, he has always said he does not want to live with old people! He is 84 and finally agreed to move to a retirement community!

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