Safe At Home

[<] [>]  by Julie Carriker

8 September 2010

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Drabble Challenge #61

Prompt: safe

They wonder if we feel uncomfortable being the only white people on the block… but they don’t know our wonderful neighbors:

The eighty-year-old retired schoolteacher who runs a business with her seventy-five-year-old sister and goes on cruises

The sixtysomething man who takes photographs and paints pictures—yet has a backyard right off "Sanford & Son"

The "witch-doctor" next door, who makes furniture & jewelry and is still a ladies’ man at nearly sixty

Or the ninety-year-old man who still paints his second-floor trim and mows the lawns of the widow ladies on the block

WHY should we fear these people?



Alternate Drabbles

TitleDate Posted
Safe & Sound16 May 2012
Is Nothing Safe?26 December 2011
Phyzz: Safe At Last29 June 2011


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