Rough Night

The image below is from Pengfei Liu at
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.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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23 Responses to Rough Night

  1. Sadje says:

    This is great idea.

  2. TanvirKaur says:

    When you don’t have a place to call home. Roadside and sky becomes you place to stay.

  3. glyn40wilton says:

    I only wish he’d make enough money to buy one of those Rolex watches.

  4. Does he get to keep the money? Nice story Di.

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    That was excellent, great twist 😊

  6. Fandango says:

    Nice twist, Di. Didn’t see that coming. Thanks for joining in.

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