The Coolness of the Glass

[<] [>]  by Joel Byers[+]

27 April 2014

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Drabble Challenge #118

Prompt: heterograph (pane/pain)

The glass of the bedroom window guarded his world from the wildness outside. There, dirt and germs and all things nasty waited, ready to lunge and bite clean little boys, or so his mother warned. But hed stand all day and watch the schoolyard across the street at the boys and girls whod run and play and shout and hed wonder why his chest hurt. Hed ask his mother and shed softly close the curtains and sing to him of her love. Later hed stand once again at the window, his cheek pressed against the glass as his chest ached.

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