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Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge – David’s Photo



David’s memory was put up in the living room. After the birth of the triplets, he was moved into their dad’s study. As the children grew, he was relegated to the cupboard deep inside. He heard the kids coo, crawl, walk and then speak their first words. David wanted to see his sisters and brother play. He wished to hear his mother’s voice. No one had said his name for the past 3 years. Though he wanted it to be this way, he still felt a sense of loss. Had he survived, he would have been 5 years old.

This was written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge. Thank you, Charli.

Butterfly Songs

With a smooth movement

the light-weighted beauty glides past

those hunting charmers,

perches on cattle

and moves away

causing a mild sensation

 

The butterfly settles on

the leaning flower

lapping up the nectar

before any livid bird

could make a claim

Innocence Lost

I saw him last year

A boy of nine

Living down the lane

Curiosity in his expression

Innocence in his eyes

Devoid of deceit and lies.

 

I saw him again this year

Artful in countenance

Eyes seething with belligerence

Mouthing abuse with each sentence

 

Alas! He has lost his naivety

Amongst the mob of his playground

He has lost his innocence

To the dark exposure of media

He has lost his trust

To the ways of the world

Now, he is an adult in a child’s body

Waiting for physical growth

To tackle the tough world.