Blogflash: Day Four: Busy

Photograph by Lisa Shambrook (Please do not use without permission)

Sometimes I feel like I’m taking up too much of the pavement, and I make myself even smaller, pulling my holey jumper down over my knees and lacing my fingers tighter around my legs.
I try to be invisible even though I’m screaming to be seen.
I watch feet; I study shoes. Stomping brogues, clip-clopping heels, delicate sandals, cowboy boots, little girls’ T-bars, skyscraper stilettos, boys’ tatty trainers, sensible-for-work flats and flip-flops in the rain all pass me by.
This time it’s a pair of smart knee-highs that knock my nearly-empty, polystyrene cup of pennies flying…and yes, I am invisible.

(100 Words)

Come back tomorrow for Day Five and Part Two of Flood… 

16 thoughts on “Blogflash: Day Four: Busy

  1. Jo-Anne Teal (jtvancouver)

    I agree with the person above me. Dear Lisa, this is a very powerful piece of writing. I feel I know the person speaking and their heartbreak. That first line is a so evocative: sometimes I feel I'm taking up too much pavement. This is going in my heart and mind to be alongside the shoes being drawn up under the leaf.


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