100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups week# 86

100WCGU (7)

….. the queue was so long …..

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Soup Kitchen

‘See that tall spire?’ said the woman, who wore layers of scruffy clothes, I nodded, thinking that could be me in a few years, if I’m spared. ‘They have food and beds most nights’ she said. Relieved, I went down the hill, but as the light faded so did my energy.
The path levelled out and the spire disappeared from view. My stomach howled, like the wind that blew rubbish around the cobbled maze of streets. I willed my frozen feet forward. A path opened up; there was the church, salvation at last. But the queue was so long, I waited all night for sustenance.

10 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups week# 86

  1. A really sad take on the prompt Gilly. There are likely to be too many who could associated with it. 😦

  2. Goodness me, this is a moving and beautifully constructed piece. I’ve not done one for a while; mine is rather flippant.
    I have missed reading your pieces and shall endeavour to visit more regularly.

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