Consequences attached to being brave

177 black shoes 550711You lower your head and wait. You are sure that if you stay still for long enough he’ll come over.

Nothing.

Keeping your head down, you look up, over the top of your glasses. Blurred calves all look the same. But at least the shoes will be different, you think. Until they walk past.

You count. Ten pairs of black lace-up shoes; strident, firm, regimented, like something out of the war. This is your private war. It plays over in your head. The tune is the same each time, except for an octave lower until it sounds like a funeral march.

The last pair of shoes walks past and the noise goes with it. Unless you lift your head you can’t tell if you are alone but you daren’t – there are consequences attached to being that brave.

***

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com.

** NEW!! You can now subscribe to the mixed blog on your Kindle / Kindle app!

See http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008E88JN0

or http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008E88JN0 for outside the UK **

You can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything. You can contact me and find me on the internetview my Books (including my debut novel, which is being serialised on Novel Nights In!) and I also have a blog creation / maintenance service especially for, but not limited to, writers. If you like this blog, you can help me keep it running by donating and choose an optional free eBook.

For writers / readers willing to give feedback and / or writers wanting feedback, take a look at this blog’s Feedback page.

As I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t unfortunately review books but I have a list of those who do. If there’s anything you’d like to take part in, take a look at Opportunities on this blog.

I welcome items for critique for the online writing groups listed below:

Morgen’s Online Non-Fiction Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group

We look forward to reading your comments.

Advertisements