What do you see # 72 – March 8, 2021

Sadje hosts the What do you See Picture challenge.
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Image credit; Jayson Hinrichsen @ Unsplash
For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young woman in a pensive mood standing outside a storefront. The glass behind her is reflecting a neon sign.

The glass was cool on her cheek which would help with the swelling, but not stem the tears. It had been her choice when her parents split to go with her mother.
She hugged herself. It was getting chilly now as daylight faded.
With just twenty bucks in her pocket, she’d caught the first bus out of town.
How she wished things were different.
She took out her mobile and punched in the number.
‘Dad?’ she sobbed. ‘It’s me…………I’m at the cafe. She hit me Dad…………’
‘I’m on my way…………….’

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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17 Responses to What do you see # 72 – March 8, 2021

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Good old Dad 💜

  2. murisopsis says:

    So so very sad…. at least Dad is a safety net!

  3. Sadje says:

    Oh what a poignant story! Thanks for joining in Di!

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Oh, this is so touching, Di!

  5. It’s not always the men who are the abusers, is it? Great story!

    • Thanks Melanie. I had a couple of fostering instances when it was the mothers hitting the kids. One got her son drunk on cooking sherry on a home visit and dumped him at A&E with alcohol poisoning.

  6. judeitakali says:

    Deep and evocative

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  8. Carol anne says:

    Oh, what a sad story Di! ❤ ❤

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