Roland’s Story

Photo curtsy of Michelle De Angelis

Photo curtsy of Michelle De Angelis

Aged ninety three Roland still had an eye for the girls. He had been a resident in Greenacres for ten years. Although now wheelchair bound, he had a smile which lit up the day. A smile that lighten the mood of many a stressed but caring nurse.

The workload at Greenacres was relentless. Only the wee hours after midnight allowed the nursing homes care workers to relax slightly. For between midnight and two a.m. the matron decreed that all lighting and call bells should be switched off. In some way many of the residents of Greenacres understood this, they relaxed and slept.

Roland used this rare period of calm to daydream. If you had been able to access these dreams, they might have surprised you. Gently curves, mingled with fine strands of hair. Figures floated before this eyes. As Roland designed the most beautiful forms. Each night Roland built bridges.

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. JS Brand

    A gentle and uplifting take Michael. It’s good to see that Roland’s spirit is still game.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you JS, it sounds like Lastingham offers generous meals, I will have to visit sometime.

  2. neeltheauthor- author of WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE CURVE BALLS

    Yeah, the spirit’s still willing, and that’s what’s really important. Nice, lilting story, like the waters, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neel. This story is part of my attempt to pull together a longer story. So far unsuccessfully

  3. anuragbakhshi

    Aah, we’re back to Greenacres. It seems to be calling out to you more frequently now Michael, like your series of ‘Force’ stories.

    1. Michael Humphris

      With these two series, I was attempting to pull together a novel length story’s. So far quite unsuccessfully. I am so grateful for your comments. Thank you…

  4. Joe Owens

    Everyone needs a peaceful way to exercise their mind, no matter their age. Thanks Michael, for being one of the Aspiring Writers this week and every week.

    1. Michael Humphris

      If I could write as well as Roland dreams I would be happy. Thank you for helping out,

  5. Iain Kelly

    Lovely and touching Michael. He still dreams.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am pleased that he dreams about building bridges. With my Greenacres series of stories I am looking for a plot or character that I can develope. So far unsuccessfully, although Roland’s life story comes close.

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