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FROSTED FOREHEADS

MONDAY 15th MARCH 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Prompt ~ FROSTED FOREHEADS 

FROSTED FOREHEADS 

by John Yeo

Night, under the railway bridges in Winter, the wind whistling along graffiti covered walls.

Homeless people sleeping under assorted rags, cardboard box rubbish and grubby woollen blankets.

Twenty supine forms lined alongside each other guarding bin bags full of treasured possessions.

No visible individual recognition characteristics, just a row of naked faces with frosted foreheads.

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A mangy mongrel tied up with a piece of string, licks the frost off the forehead of one sleeper.

Showing simple animal care for the owner of the hand that periodically provides food.

Vermin, attracted by the odours of rancid food and faeces scuttle around the walls.

Groaning and snoring emanates along the row of naked faces with frosted foreheads.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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