One Minute Fiction — The Sound of Silence

The nursing home administrator, Mrs. Kramer, was getting frustrated by the virtually unabated street noise outside of her facility. The staff said the continuous din was interfering with their work, residents were complaining about the loud music being played around the clock, and visitors were annoyed by the cacophony. Mrs. Kramer persuaded the city to put up signs indicating that the area had been designated as a quiet zone, but it didn’t seem to make a difference.

At her wit’s end, Mrs. Kramer was desperate to silence the noise. So she did something she never thought she would do. She hired a graffiti artist to paint a large mural on the side of a building across the street from the nursing home.

From that point forward, Mrs. Kramer, her nursing home staff, the resident, and the visitors basked in the sound of silence.


Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction prompt. Photo credit: unattributed.

14 thoughts on “One Minute Fiction — The Sound of Silence

  1. Mason Bushell August 26, 2021 / 3:41 am

    What a great idea. Well done, Nurse. Also I love that song!! Well done, Fandango.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nope, Not Pam August 26, 2021 / 4:44 am

    Great tale, and a very effective use of the prompt

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 September 9, 2021 / 1:12 pm

    If only it was that easy… there would be art all over of a people wearing masks!

    Liked by 1 person

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