Exit Sign

She’d been in a corner of the room since her admission to the nursing home. On her left, a curtain and her right, a wall made her feel secure. The window let her see the sky with all its brilliant colors. She’d watch birds and feral cats all day. Then one day they moved her to the other side.

Not a comfy space. She felt thoroughly exposed. Could no longer see the sky. On the third day, she shifted forward in her bed and realized she saw the building’s exit door. Smiling, she knew that was her next move!

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


19 responses to “Exit Sign

  1. I love that feeling of impending freedom!

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  2. ‘Then one day they moved to the other side’ – love that line. Great words all over ~ George

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  3. Well done… It’s amazing how a window to the world will lift the spirits in a confined situation. Everyone needs a window.

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  4. I’m thinking this story is about you! Almost time to go home!! ❤

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  5. Very well written Annette, I would also miss that window 🙂

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  6. Couldn’t be without a window at least…

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  7. Hmmmm, this sounds like a BOTS or something you have seen someone else do.

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