The Unaccommodating Hotel

“I’m really not interested in eating here…” Photo by Dana Cristea on Unsplash

England, June 2021

It’s our first short train ride in a year, across the viaduct to the next village, for my eighty-six-year-old mother and me. Both eager to get out, almost back to normality, we set off gaily chatting on a cloudy day with the greatest optimism, for it is a journey that my mother now seldom makes alone.

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Jane Elizabeth Firth

Jane Elizabeth Firth

TRUE STORIES about WEIRD STUFF to MAKE YOU THINK. Jane writes for magazines, and has a lifestyle blog at elizabethwriter.com. She lives on a boat in the U.K.