Thump! Thump! “Mmm?” Bony fingers tugged at the corner of a thread-bare coverlet. Thump-thump-thump! Creases in an already deeply creased face deepened and a finely lined throat released the barest of whimpers as a whisper-slight form struggled to turn over on a sadly sagging mattress. THUMP! “Simone!” Thinning eyelashes flickered. Am I dreaming? Again? “Old woman!”[…]