Vivian sat quietly knitting a sweater for her grandson in the corner of the activity room of the home for seniors.
Charlene, a member of the facility’s senior care team, walked up to Vivian and reminded her that they were about to start the bingo game. “Keep your voice down,” Vivian whispered. “Are you trying to wake up the dead, you little sprig? I’m not deaf, you know.”
Charlene lowered her voice. “I was just trying to see if I could get you to be sociable with your friends here in the home. You’ve been very standoffish lately, Vivian.”
“We’ve been down this road before, Charlene,” Vivian said. “I have no friends here and I have no interest in being sociable with any of those old fogies, most of whom already have one foot in the grave. I’d rather just sit in my corner being inconspicuous. What I really need is one of those Potter kid’s cloak of invisibility.”
“Why must you always be such an obstinate bitch, Vivian?” Charlene asked.
“Charlene,” Vivian said, “being an obstinate bitch is the only reason I’m still alive at almost ninety.”
“Fine, Vivian,” Charlene said, throwing her arms into the air, “I tried. Just sit here by yourself and stick to your knitting if that’s all you want to do.”
Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (knit), Ragtag Daily Prompt (wake), Daily Addictions (up), Nova’s Daily Random Word (sprig), The Daily Spur (road), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (inconspicuous), and Your Daily Word Prompt (obstinate).