Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Isolated Subjects

Arlington, MA
Provincetown, MA

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Isolated Subjects. Photos ©2016 Leara Morris-Clark.

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One Man’s Treasure

He poured the contents of the tattered pouch onto the concrete and rummaged through them.

Passersby barely noticed him. He had become a fixture much like a fire hydrant or trash barrel.

He was surprised when the child stopped, and his father didn’t immediately steer him away.

The boy asked questions and told a joke, to which he responded with a snaggletooth smile.

The father put money into the can and turned away. He stopped them and pulled a white feather from the assortment of items he treasured. Giving it to the boy, he said, “Never quit trying to fly.”

– Written for Splickety Publishing Group, Bolt Flash Fiction, Photo Prompt. WC 100

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