THE OUTING

FLASH FICTION FOR ASPIRING WRITERS   2/16 TO 2/22     2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

The Outing

I don’t understand.  Where am I and who is that person standing over there just looking around?

I feel lost, scared and I’m not sure what to do.

Why is everything so dull and depressing to me?

How long can I just stand here?

What?  I think I hear someone calling me.

Is Thelma my name?  I hope it is.

Finally, a person I can ask.  She looks friendly, yes, she wants to help me.

She is leading me to safety.  Her kind words have eased my anxiety.

I’m home now and she has prepared my dinner for me.  I hope she stays with me.  She said she will.

I must remember to stay inside unless she is with me, then we can walk together.

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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline.  A neurodegenerative type of dementia, the disease starts mild and gets progressively worse.

The total brain size shrinks with Alzheimer’s—the tissue has progressively fewer nerve cells and connections.

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14 thoughts on “THE OUTING

  1. Sad but true, Jessie. My grandmother has Alzheimer’s . In her young age, she was very active and smart but now she forgets everything. Sometimes, she even forgets when she ate, fails to recognize us and we feel so sad seeing her in this situation.

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  2. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. We are aware of this type of disease, however, if you have ever been close to a situation of this kind it really reinforces just how tragic it can be.

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  3. Thank you. Ellespeth! I really feel for someone having to go through that –of course it’s the beginning that really hurts for them when they realize what is happening and what is to come.

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