Now I find myself laying
half-conscious I see a small red dribble on the road and from a
distance out of a blur come two flickering lights, red, blue,
red, blue that is all I can see but the light is slowly starting
to fade away and I can no longer see.
Here I am just sitting
in my room all alone. Not a friend in the world, not even a
family, they all left, they all said I was crazy.
My life so boring and ordinary everyday it is the same thing over
and over again
I get up.
I get dressed.
I go to work even though I hate it.
I go for a walk in the forest.
I come home and go to sleep.
Wake up and do the same thing over and over.
Then one day as I was going for a walk after work I came across a
girl. She is more beautiful than any rose and the sunset put
together. I hide I feel ashamed I don't want her to see my
hideous face, I just hide there and watch her from behind a tree
and hope she doesn't see me.
I come out just as she
leaves but then she looks back at me she smiles and says hello I
stand there speechless as she walks away, I run out after her and
ask her name. "Evette" she says in her gorgeous French accent.
She hands me a piece of folded paper. I look down and read it and
when I look up she was gone just like that within the blink of an
I was walking back
though the forest just as it was starting to get dark the wind
started to pick up I was kind of frightened by the sound of the
wind howling and the trees throwing their branches around. I
started to run eventually I got out of the forest and into the
town again. I walked around town for a while I decided that I
would go and get some take away for dinner as it was already late
and I didn't really have the time to cook some dinner. "May I
help you " the worker at the take away said "can I please get
some fish and chips" said I "sure that will take a few minutes"
said the worker
I waited and waited
eventually the worker came out and gave me my dinner I paid them
then I walked out and down the street. Someone was following me,
had been following me this whole time, I got back to my apartment
ran inside and locked the door. I was sitting down in silence
eating my tea then all of a sudden I heard "knock, knock" at the
door, I walked to the door and put my ear against it and said
"who is it" I waited a few minuted but there was no reply I
opened the door and looked around but there was no one to be
seen. I went back to eating my dinner then went to bed.
A few days after I found
that piece of folded paper that Evette had given me I had left it
in my jeans pocket lucky I didn't wash them I thought to myself.
I looked at the paper then the phone then back at the paper,
maybe I should call her, maybe she has been wondering why I
hadn't already. I picked up the phone and dialled the numbers on
that piece of paper. I took a while for her to answer but when I
heard her voice I knew somehow it would all be ok.
"hey it's me, sorry I didn't call you sooner I lost your number
well actually I left it in my pants" I said
we both laughed for a while
"why don't we meet up somewhere" Evette said
" that's a great idea " I replied.
we just sat there talking on the phone to each other about our
lives and what we had been though, she was an immigrant from
France she used to be a reporter there but things got hard for
her so she decided to come over to Australia for a better life a
new start this must have been a huge journey for her adjusting to
a whole new country. Before I knew it we had been talking on the
phone for hours.
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