Writing 101, Day 9
13 June 2014
The woman’s point of view.
I’m not getting along well with John. He makes it so difficult. When I hired on as his live-in nurse I was led to believe he would be more cooperative. He’s like a spoiled child … won’t use a walker … let me push him in a wheelchair. Instead, he clings to my hand, and cripples along as if he thinks no one will notice he is disabled. The lady who backed over him sure messed him up, not only physically, but mentally as well.
By her expression, I can see that the old woman on the bench doesn’t understand the reason for the tears streaming down his face. She doesn’t realize it rage.
2. The man’s point of view.
My legs burn like some one is branding me. Damn that woman who ran over me. I was just doing my job. I thought she was intoxicated. She handed her license over without incident, how was I supposed to know she was going to back over me? If I had it to do over again I’d make her shut off the engine. Maybe I would have had a ether chance when I heard the starter engage.
3. The knitting lady’s point of view.
I wonder why that man is crying. Why isn’t the woman more concerned? She doesn’t seem to notice. darn it! Now I’ve lost count. I’m going to have to recount my stitches. That’s what I get for not paying attention to what I’m doing. How many more sweater does the orphanage need? Three, they said yesterday. This knitting is going for a good cause, but I’ll be glad when I’m finished, and I can start on something different.