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Bedroom Window – Three flash stories

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  1. The girl in the tower

She leaned against the window sill, heedless of the rose thorns catching on her clothes. Mother never left for long. If she was to do it, it had to be now. She looked at the drop below her. With a nervous breath, she tugged her braid inside. Maybe next time.

 

  1. First night

The branches scratched against the glass and, with a shudder, he pulled the blanket over his head. What a night to be left alone! With thunder booming outside and shadows dancing at every corner of the room. Some darker than they should be, he fancied. With a whimper he tried to sleep.

 

  1. Entry level

The bird paused in front of them. It had been walking on the windowsill uncertainly, trying to, no doubt, comprehend what it was seeing. It chirped uncertainly and took a step closer to the invisible barrier. Two streets down a car honked. Startled, the bird turned around and took off.

F is for Flight

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Deck the bags with Christmas jumpers,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis’ the time to book our tickets,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Troll the couple on the coach,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.,
Run we now to the gate,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the city down below us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike your hands and join the queue,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Baggage claim takes oh-too-long
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I wait I’ll drink some coffee,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the sleepiness caught me,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the plane, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Only an hour of delay,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And then to bed we’ll go and stay,
Fa la la la la, la la la la la la la la