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Fairytales #5

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She'd tucked her skirt in her knickers showing her pale, bruised legs. And seemed to be treading clumps of cut grass down the hall from her sandals. Beige. Buckled. Slightly too small. Her toes stretched out ahead of her and almost touched the ground.

The ball was rarely easily found. She was often round for an age. I did wonder what her parents thought with her over here for so long but they didn't speak to me, we’d never passed the time of day.

And so she searched, with the leaves on the lilac tree shaking occasionally as she did.

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    I love the details in para 1 - 'Beige. Buckled. Far too small.' It hits hard with its implicit sadness. You are an excellent writer.

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    Lisa Williams almost 4 years ago

    Bless you for that. Drabble format helps trim the excess words away doesn't it? And do SO enjoy it! X

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    I LOVE drabbling because it forces you to think creatively around your use of words. Great fun indeed. I'm a drabblunkie!

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