Five Card Story: One morning in the park

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a Five Card Flickr story by Adya created Oct 02 2017, 03:58:19 pm. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) Serenae (2) cogdogblog (3) lesliemb (4) Serenae (5) bionicteaching

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In the early hours of the morning, a man tossed and turned restlessly next to his wife. Frustrated, he slipped out of bed, pulled on his winter boots and strode briskly into the cold morning. Even though the sky was dark, he continued walking down the path to the park. With a sigh he sat down, resting comfortably against a wooden bench and wished that just like the darkness, he too could fade away with it as the light arrived.
He thought about the job that he had lost just yesterday night, and he couldn't bear to tell his wife and daughter the news. Lost in his thoughts, it was with a start that he noticed that it was brighter and the weather had become remarkably warmer. He was there longer than he thought. As he started to get up, he noticed bright splashes of red, green and blue down by his feet, the only real colour he had seen today in the cold grey morning. His breath caught in his throat and he bent to pick them up. They were little toy dinosaurs, the type that his daughter loved to play with. He smiled at a past memory of her running around their garden roaring like a dinosaur with her face painted green. Automatically, he started to position them like how his daughter would while thinking to himself: “Perhaps, after all, this is a good thing for me - this is my chance to spend more time with my daughter.” He paused when he noticed a young boy about his daughter’s age staring at him. Wordlessly, he held his hand out, asking for his toys back. The man muttered an apology, dropped the toys in his hand, and walked away. He stopped by a store and bought a set of dinosaur figurines for his daughter. His heart a bit lighter, he started the journey back home.

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