Posted: December 13, 2013 in Reblogged

A great story by Jessica P. West. It makes you wonder about why people just do not seem to care. I hope you like and/or appreciate it as much as I do.


The wheel of a shopping cart squealed as the vagrant pushed it along the sidewalk. Her long, ragged dress dragged behind her, collecting dirt and debris. Matted, grey locks hung from her head, a far cry from formerly bright auburn tresses. People gave her a wide berth in the street, feigning intense interest in their cell phones. They noticed her much more than she did them. All she saw was darkness.

She broke into condemned houses and abandoned buildings, sleeping on cushioned seats when she was lucky. Whenever the cops caught her trespassing, they’d put her up for a night or two. She never slept better than when she was in jail. She had a hot meal, a warm bed, and a building full of cops to keep Him away.

When the weather was nice, she slept in the park. She’d woken once to Him sitting beside her, watching her…

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  1. Karen says:

    This story is definitely worth reading, Jack. Moreover, it provides food for thought.

  2. Jack Flacco says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’ll pop over right now to check it out!

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