Elder Series – Jane

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Jane…   Most days, Jane sits slumped. When alert, she shuffles her feet to propel the wheelchair forward. She wanders without purpose. People pass her in the hallway on … Read more

Elder Series – Mel

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Mel…   When I first met Mel, I felt sorry for her. I thought of myself, and how I would miss my vision if it was taken from me … Read more

Elder Series – A Moment In Time

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with A Moment In Time…   “Hi, Mr. Green? My name is Claire. Do you have a few minutes to speak with me? I have a form to complete within … Read more

Elder Series – Mashed Potatoes

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Mashed Potatoes…   The nursing home serves instant mashed potatoes. They come in a gigantic cardboard box and sift in flakes out of a small metal spout into a … Read more

Elder Series – Until I Fall In a Bed

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Until I Fall In a Bed…   I come face to face with an acquaintance of mine in the grocery store. We hug and she stares at my chest. … Read more

Elder Series – Ginny

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Ginny…   I peek around the door frame, not wanting to disturb my friend Ginny if she’s been able to drift off to sleep. Living has become her struggle. … Read more

Elder Series – Alone

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Alone…   “I’m all alone, honey, all alone. I’ll tell you the truth. I was the sickest child born to my family and I’m the onliest one left in … Read more

Elder Series – Inside Looking Out

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Inside Looking Out…   It’s morning again in room 207. Irene wakes to a knock at her door. She turns on the bedside lamp and calls, “Who is it?” … Read more

Elder Series – Fine Dining

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Fine Dining…   Linen table coverings, cloth napkins, heavier weight stainless steel cutlery, crystal glasses with stems, china cups and saucers, a bud vase with alstroemeria, whose colors change … Read more

Elder Series – Her Still, Perfect Form

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Her Still, Perfect Form…   They liked to sleep in. Emma’s breathing was not the best and it took her awhile to gather the energy to be up and … Read more

Elder Series – Can You Hear Me?

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Can You Hear Me?…   The light was red. Bobby nosed the Camaro to the line and eased off the clutch. He revved the big block, rocking the SS. … Read more

Elder Series – Against Medical Advice

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues her series with Against Medical Advice…   When Missy met John Smith, he seemed as simple a man as his name suggested. He wasn’t big, nor was he small. The hair under … Read more

Elder Series – Morning Glory

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. M Dawn continues with her series in Morning Glory…   Sometimes life is easier when viewed in black and white with a few shades of gray. Conflict and romance, pain and death are less complicated … Read more

Elder Series – Best Friends

M Dawn Thacker has compiled a series of short stories about elders, their experiences aging, and the challenges they face. Avid writer and contributor to ReadThisPlease.com, M Dawn begins with a tale of angst and joy in the first of the series, Best Friends… Jack watched Emma die. He sat, leaning forward in his wheelchair, … Read more