Stories tagged “the elderly”

  • No Parking

    Gladys was pooping. “Hey lady, hey lady,” Stan the guard yelled from across the lot. “Lady, hel lo , what are you do ing?” “You let me be, Richard!” Gladys wailed, tears spilling into the slush that formed beneath he...

    • Author: Glunders
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Installment Plan

    “Gladys, you can’t keep this… gross behavior up. People won’t take you seriously.” She was in the hospital, smeared in her own feces, with a broken everything. Pick-up-truck-old-lady-sandwich, on stale ciabatta. “But...

    • Author: Glunders
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Next Time

    Two cockroaches mated – cosmically – on an old book, now little more than a pulp of mildew. Gladys was white as a sheet, spotted now with black strokes. “Will she make it, doctor?” said a bedside Stan, who couldn’t help bu...

    • Author: Glunders
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Richard

    And she knitted. A long, magnificent tapestry of flesh that tangled with each part. “Oh, Richard,” she dithered. “Oh, Richard, I just don’t know about this. I feel like I should just stop.” He was a good son, and told her ...

    • Author: Glunders
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Ab Ovo

    Pigeons stuffed her gutters like plump bowels, cooing, drowning in the avian slop. Gladys sat on a rocker by the window, a Pollock of phlegm and crust and anxious waste. Richard was eating at her heels. “Oh mother,” stripping away her paper...

    • Author: Glunders
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Skidding Old Timer

    Gladys wobbled and fell on pavement, splatting as an old pasty hag would. “You took it all from me, Richard,” clawing her way down the street and snagging her baggy shit-flesh on bojangles and wop wop, pouring out magnificent excretia for t...

    • Author: Glunders
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Errata

    Stan was fading, disappearing, in his little booth until, through that dusty window, he saw old Gladys taking a squat. He gasped, or sighed, and opened that door.

    • Author: Glunders
    • Posted over 10 years ago.