PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda
“Shh! Be quiet. And no you can’t play in the park. Wait here.”
Mama pushed me gently backwards into the bushes. “Remember -“
“I know, I know. Don’t go anywhere.”
I watched her figure ripple in and out of the shadows thrown by the park lights. Another figure joined her. A man. A different one than the other night. Together, they disappeared behind the restrooms.
Five-year-old me knew Mama wouldn’t be long. I jumped out of the bushes and watched the cars honking on the street. The lamp-lit windows floated in the tall buildings.
I didn’t feel so alone anymore.
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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
Clive dusted his hands. “All done for today. Your entire life in one small unit.”
“A unit with the dimensions of a grave.” Asiya quipped. She forced a smile.
“You know, I have a spare mattress at home, if you ever…”
“Oh! that’s okay. I’m staying with a friend.”
He rubbed the back of his neck, said goodbye and left. She didn’t think he believed her.
She made sure he was gone. Then she unlocked the door to the storage unit, walked through it and locked it behind her.
She hid behind her piano and settled in for the night.
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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.
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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.