Monday, 28 May 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #52

Grandma at Grandma's Goulash provides a picture and a word prompt for this Microfiction Meme and the rules are use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.

Want more challenge? Use the word of the week in your story. This part is optional.

This week's word is PRIVILEGE here's the picture and my offering, using the picture and word of the week  in 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

The residents of the nursing home were privileged, so visitors were led to believe, but then no-one knows what goes on behind closed doors.


MorningAJ said...

That sounds like the voice of experience! I hope it wasn't anyone dear to you.

Shrinky said...

I think anyone with a vulnerable loved one, always fears if this is the case (shudder)..

Valerie said...

Let's hope happy things were happening behind those doors. It's always a worry for families when their loved ones have to go in a home.

Dianne said...

sad yet true

Ron said...

", but then no-one knows what goes on behind closed doors."

That is so true because my mother use to work in nursing home.

So sad the stuff that goes on.

Have a great week, m'dear!

Excellent Succinctly Yours!


anthonynorth said...

No one knows, indeed. There are some terrible stories come out.

Pat said...

Ooh, I like the O Henry surprise ending. Indeed, sometimes a beautiful exterior hides a frightful interior.

Akelamalu said...

No,no, nothing like that AJ x

Yes they do Shrinky

Indeed it is Valerie

Quite Dianne

Some stories beggar belief don't they Ron?

Yes there are some horror stories Anthony :(

Glad you liked it Pat

Jim said...
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Jim said...

I love it, Akei! Just love it!

Did they sing this Charley Rich country western song in he U.K. back in its day?

Behind Closed Doors

My baby makes me proud
Lord, don't she make me proud
She never makes a scene
By hanging all over me in a crowd
'Cause people like to talk
Lord, don't they love to talk
But when they turn out the lights
I know she'll be leaving with me

And when we get behind closed doors
Then she lets her hair hang down
And she makes me glad that I'm a man
Oh, no-one knows what goes on behind closed doors

My baby makes me smile
Lord, don't she make me smile
She's never far away
Or too tired to say: "I want you"
She's always a lady, just like a lady should be
But when they turn out the lights
She's still a baby to me

'Cause when we get behind closed doors
Then she lets her hair hang down
And she makes me glad that I'm a man
Oh, no-one knows what goes on behind closed doors
Behind closed doors

I loved that song too, it made me feel special, like I was the "me" in the song. :)

I need to add my source, Behind Closed Doors

Daryl Edelstein said...

sadly true .. well writ!

Travis Cody said...

That's very ominous.

Akelamalu said...

Indeed they did, Jim, it's one of my favourite songs too!

Thanks Daryl x

Akelamalu said...

I know Trav, the opulent surroundings made me wonder what was going on in the background.

Banker Chick said...

Fortunately my experience with nursing homes is limited. There are good ones and not so good ones.

Grandma's Goulash said...

This is chillingly close to the truth. And even the nicest surroundings can't compensate for the comforts of home and family.

Succinct and perceptive.

Calico Crazy said...

So true and sad. Nursing homes are as bad as hospitals, no one should be left alone in them.

Beach Bum said...

All too true in many cases.

Anonymous said...

If nursing homes all looked like the building in the picture, I think we'd be clamouring to get in one!

But you're right; none of us know what goes on behind closed doors.

CJ x

Anonymous said...

Oooo, creepy!

Flowerpot said...

My mum's in a home at the moment but thankfully she seems to be very happy there!

Akelamalu said...

I know there are some really good ones Bankerchick.

Thanks Grandma

It's my worst fear Calico

Happens more than we know I think Beach, sadly.

Yes but looks can be deceiving can't they CJ? :(

Yes it is Dumdad

You found a good one Flowerpot that's good. :)

Mama Zen said...

Wicked take on that picture!

cloudia charters said...

you have named a primal fear! You naughty-honest girl!

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CrystalChick said...

Ah yes, how very true. I worked very briefly at a nursing home and it was quite sad.

Kay L. Davies said...

My parents were privileged to be in a care facility that didn't look particularly posh but where they received good and tender care. We all appreciated it.
Excellent take on the prompt.

Linda said...

The nursing home my mom was just in following her stroke looked NOTHING like that one from the outside! Of course like you say, no one knows what goes on behind those closed doors and most of us would really never want to find out either!