Friday, 18 January 2013

Response 1: I Remember When We Danced

"Shall we dance?"

"Oh Ronald, I'm too old for that business" Emily replied. She turned her gaze to the radio in the corner. The old thing crackled out her favourite ballroom tune and she reminisced about the many floors she'd danced upon, the dresses, the splendour. She reminisced about Ronald and when he first asked her to dance.

"Shall we dance?"

"Please Ronald. I'm an old woman. This body hasn't danced for years" Emily replied. Reaching for her cane, she looks towards the antique chest in the corner. The old thing was the home of all her memories. Ribbons, medals, photographs… they told the story of her life. Her life with Ronald.

"Shall we dance?"

"Please Ronald, I cannot dance today" Emily replied. The door creaked and she turned round to greet her visitor. The nurse smiled warmly.

“Mrs Holmes, who are you talking to? Shall I get Doctor Richards?”

1 comment:

  1. This story really tugged on my heartstrings, being left alone with only her memories for company...very sad.