100 Word Wednesday: Week 20

What’s in a queue? What’s at the end of a queue? Why do we queue? I reckon there will be some interesting responses to this challenge.

The queue was getting longer by the minute, the atmosphere subdued.
No-one pushed or shoved, those near the front acknowledging recognised newcomers, but not a soul made an effort to push in or jump the queue.
It had started as a simple gesture.
And snowballed as those on Social Media had passed the word.
Soon, one wasn’t enough and donations of similar items miraculously appeared.
Approaching the bench, each silent in their own thoughts, strangers made their mark or comment in the Books of Condolence for the Manchester victims.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to 100 Word Wednesday: Week 20

  1. bikurgurl says:

    What a beautiful tribute to those who are not only praying for Manchester, but for those in the lining up to help. Thank you for joining us and being part of the people pushing peace and love in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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  3. Singledust says:

    loved this take on the prompt, the orderliness showing such respect, this makes me believe there’s good in humanity

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