Stone Mattress: Nine Tales - Torching the Dusties Summary & Analysis

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Wilma, resident at Ambrosia Manor nursing home, has Charles Bonnet’s syndrome, where she sees people that aren’t there. She is aware she has this issue, and calls the people she sees “Chuckies”. Wilma’s condition will ultimately lead to blindness, but she still has some sight left. Wilma is being romantically pursued by the aged Tobias, a self-professed ladies’ man from Hungary back in the day. Wilma and Tobias meet for breakfast each morning, and get along well together. They talk about their youths and dealing with the indignities of old age. At breakfast one morning, they see some sort of protest occurring near the front gate. The crowd of fifty people are all young, and are trying to block a linens delivery. The police arrive to see the van through. The signs being held by the protestors have babies...

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