Object Writing - Matron

Until I get to sharing a song in progress, I warmup:

The word, "Matron", unedited writing practice (taste, touch, sight, sound, smell, movement, body sensations), 10 minutes, go!...

The matron of the retirement community was the most stodgy women I had ever seen. No applesauce was served before it's time. You will not pass downs these halls of walkers, wheelchairs, and soiled linen containers on wheels, without her gaze on you like handcuffs attached to your ankles. Her proper but overly authoritative "May I help you" makes its presence known as though a hand is pressing down on your head and squishing you down to child-like proportions. Everything about her pseudo-dignified manner looks down on you from behind her information sign placed there as almost a shield to protect all inhabitants from the bothersome outsiders. I lost my ability to speak like gum losing it's flavor. She chewed my...

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  • Cindy

    Cindy Pennsylvania

    Yikes! No warm welcome here. Sounds like she is enough to frighten people away. This place needs a caring, warm, friendly person at this desk. She needs to go!

    Yikes! No warm welcome here. Sounds like she is enough to frighten people away. This place needs a caring, warm, friendly person at this desk. She needs to go!

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