The Cave

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FAMILY. CHILDHOOD. FLASH FICTION.FROM THE COLLECTION, " BORN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SHADOWS. NO 35

Submitted: March 03, 2019

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The Cave

 

  Me and Claw watch from just outside the cave's

entrance, too scared to intrude. In the hot dry weather

we watch the older boys with my sister Ann. We watch 

them grip and fondle Ann's body, and we hear Ann

plead,  " Just don't make me pregnant. I like most of

what you do, but just don't make me pregnant! "

  And we watch the boys bare their arses and flash

their brown rings at Ann. They look ridiculous,

 bending over like monkeys, and Ann thinks

so too, 'cause she doesn't look amused.

She ignores them, and stares vacantly at the tree

roots growing randomly in the soil outside the cave.

  And me and Claw are saying how we wish it would 

rain, it hasn't rained properly for ages, so we could 

watch the stormwater flow down the rockface into

the creek. Then we turn our atttention to the boys

and Ann in the cave, and she's reclining back on an

old car seat, and the boys have stopped clowning 

around and one of them is rubbing his hand against

Ann's golden triangle, and she's saying, " That's nice,

that's nice. " And we run off scared that the 

boys will see us and start throwing rocks at us.


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