Sideshow Nana

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic


HORROR. HUMOUR.FLASH FICTION. OLD AGE!

Submitted: June 14, 2018

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Sideshow Nana

 

  They've transferred Nana from the nursing home to sideshow

alley. She's got scabies, she's got millions of mites living inside

her laying eggs and the nurses don't want the other residents

catching them.

  The sideshow's paid the nursing home to have Nana, they get 

lots of people looking at her, though it's hard to tell if she's dead

or alive. People pay money to stroke her hump for good luck, or to

have their selfie taken alongside her skeleton body. Yesterday

someone went to hold her hand but it fell off due to all the mites

inside her. There's a big sign up now telling everybody not to 

touch Nana because parts of her may fall off.

  I was a bit upset to see Nana like this when I went to see her,

with all the tubes and drips in her. She has to have all those to

keep her alive, and feed her. She's fed fluids with a tube

going up her nose...I don't think she knows what's going on,

she just stares into space with her mouth fixed open while 

everyone takes selfies. It's a shame really, I've seen photos of

Nana when she was young, she looked preety good, and I heard

she used to be in porno movies. How did she end up like this,

a toothless hag? Old age! I never want  to end up old like her, 

and end up in sideshow alley with creeps paying to see me.

  I don't know how old Nana is, she's ancient, more than a 

hundred I guess, but I went over to her and asked, and I didn't think

she heard so I asked again, and her lips moved, and in a faint

hoarse whisper she said, " I'm as old as my tongue, and a little

older than my teeth...time's a theif..."

 

 


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