Stranger in the Night

DSCN2196She sat shivering under the thin cape beneath the glow of the gas light, tears trailing down her cheeks. She felt no one cared whether she lived or died, or for that matter, even existed. As she looked around the corner, she saw a well dressed man approaching her. A chill of fear went through her as he approached. He reached down and placed a handful of currency in her tattered glove. “The bells of St. Brigit’s are calling tonight.” he quietly spoke. “What does that mean?” she spoke to herself. She stood up, wiped her tears and realized someone did care. She just wondered who it was.

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  1. 1

    Lindy Lee said,

    You never know when Luck might come along…

  2. 4

    Rachael said,

    Maybe the kind gesture changed her luck for good. Spring is a time of regeneration and Candlemass is the light triumphing over darkness.

  3. 5

    Sandra Bennett said,

    Hopefully the fact that someone cared will brighten her outlook, and the trend will continue.

  4. 6

    Hoping she finds warmth and acceptance somewhere…but there’s something mysterious and possibly a little ominous in his words. hmm….

  5. 7

    beebeesworld said,

    I try to keeep the reader wondering, “what next/” thanks for reading. beebee

  6. 8

    angela said,

    I *do* wonder what she’ll do, if she’ll see him again…

  7. 9

    Lyssa Medana said,

    How intriguing! I wonder what his story is as well. Thank you. LM x

  8. 10

    Thomas Marlowe said,

    I’m reminded of the old tradition of the Carbonari who would appear to give aid to the destitute and say only that they did it “for the widow’s son” – I found this intriguing.

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      beebeesworld said,

      Neat saying-I had never heard it. It is a nice thing to say when you “pay if forward”just because you want to. Perhaps, I wish someone had done this for me at some of my worst moments. I’ve always wanted to do something like that for someone else-a stranger, I’ve done small things, volunteer, etc, butnever have ben able to really “give until it fls good s the red cross says.


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