Copyright – Adam Ickes
He waited for hours, watching. Waiting. Hidden behind a tree. Or pretending to stroll on the park lanes. People didn’t notice Thomas. Not when he asked for coins in his cup, and not as he circled this part of the park. His eyes fixed on the pair of boots abandoned on the low wall. He waited for the owner to claim them. Everyone ignored them, just as they ignored Thomas. Taking a deep breath, he crept closer and plucked them off the wall. Safely on his way, he felt pleased his brother would have a good pair of boots.
Written for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Write a story in 100 words or less.
To those celebrating Christmas, I wish you a very Merry Christmas with your family and loved ones!
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One of my favourite songs as a child.