The image below is from Pengfei Liu at Unsplash.com.
For the visually challenged writer, the black and white photo shows an apparently homeless man wrapped in a quilted, hooded jacket and a sleeping bag around his lower torso and legs sleeping on the sidewalk outside of window display of Rolex retail store.
It was another night on the streets, but at least it was dry.
He took refuge under the light, snuggling tight into his sleeping bag.
He wondered if it was worth it. There had been several robberies in the area and this place could easily be next.
He heard voices, one male, one female, and the clacking of heels on the sidewalk.
Retreating into the confines of the bag’s hood, he stifled a snort as he heard some coins drop into his cup.
‘Poor guy. At least this will buy him a cup of coffee.’
The couple moved on.
The muffled crackle of the radio interrupted the silence of the night.
‘All clear, just folks out for the evening.’ he said into his mouthpiece.
Stakeouts really sucked.
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This is great idea.
When you don’t have a place to call home. Roadside and sky becomes you place to stay.
Indeed. When we were on the road, at least we had a tent.
Well paced, well written!
Well deserved, Di!
well done! 🙂
I only wish he’d make enough money to buy one of those Rolex watches.
Does he get to keep the money? Nice story Di.
Thanks Jim. Probably not!
That was excellent, great twist 😊
Haha! Great one!
Nice twist, Di. Didn’t see that coming. Thanks for joining in.
Glad to surprise you. How are you feeling?
I’m hanging in there, Di. Thanks for asking!