Friday Fictioneers 4-19-2019

Thanks again to Rochelle for hosting our weekly Friday Fictioneers challenge.
This week, our photo is from Dale Rogerson.
The black backpack lay unnoticed for a few hours.
Attached to it was a hand, pale and as motionless as the body under the snow.
Sleeping on the streets was always hazardous and the plow driver hadn’t seen him.

39 words.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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21 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 4-19-2019

  1. This is so sad but so believable these days.

  2. Sadje says:

    Oh, the poor guy.

  3. Oh my what an imagination you have. Though these days anything is possible. Life bodies found once the snow bank melts.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Tragic, and done in so few sparse words. Excellent.

  5. Margaret says:

    A sad ending for him. I like the descriptive detail of the hand clutching the bag.

  6. Jade Li says:

    I can see a tragedy like this happening in the city 😦

  7. Let’s hope he’d frozen to death before the plow reached him. It would be kinder. Society’s attitudes seem to be going backward. We need more writers like Charles Dickens to encourage empathy. Well written. —- Suzanne

  8. Dale says:

    Holy moly did you say a lot in so few words! You gave me the shivers, Di!

  9. Abhijit Ray says:

    Sad and unfortunate. A callous plow driver could not see a whole living being! Sleeping on the street has its hazards.

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