Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors! This is my next snippet in my short story entitled “Birdie”.
#8sunday November 01 , 2015 Birdie 13
This story is told from the point of view of a ‘haunt’. She is trapped in a limbo of homeless wandering, when she meets an orange cat and its human child. After an encounter with the child’s abusive father the trio escape into the nearby wilds.The next morning the child takes them on a mission to the local hospital…
To read the preceding text click here. The story continues with the following 7 sentences:
Following her to the back of the building and the loading bay, she bid me wait until the coast was clear. A laundry truck was being loaded, and we hid in the shelter of one of the large green refuse containers that lined the crisp white wall. Finally the truck pulled out and drove down the hedge lined service road.
Two white-garbed workers slid shut the large green gate and strolled back into the building.
The child stared earnestly into my eyes, “Follow Kitty and me, but be quiet, and be small.”
I nodded, and we crept to the loading bay and into the darkened corridor leading into the maintenance sections of the hospital.
Whether by good luck or by cosmic design, we met no one else, as we negotiated first two flights of stairs and then a long empty corridor.
© Kim Magennis 2015
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