The Hilltribes 136

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

CHILDHOOD.FAMILY. WEIRD. FLASH FICTION. FROM THE COLLECTION, " BORN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SHADOWS. " NO 136

The Hilltribes

 

  Auntie Mary has run out of opium, so she's drinking

again, she tells me lots of new stories as she sits at

her laminex kitchen table. She tells me about how she 

used to live with the Hill Tribes, and she places one of

her ornate head-dresses on her head to show me, to 

prove that her stories are true.

  She tells me, " Mr Shadow thought I was bloody crazy

Jasper when I told him I was going to leave him with 

Maya and live with the Hill Tribes for awhile. Of course this

was before you were born Jasper, long before you were 

born.

  But I'd had enough of Mr Shadow's love for awhile, I'd 

had enough of his boring love. So I went and joined the

Hill Tribes to learn from them, To learn their Tantric 

secrets Jasper. Mr Shadow said I was off my rocker to

leave him and join the Hill Tribes, he said they were dirty

and worthless, less than bloody animals he said, and he

should know he said, 'cause he had to fight them 

during the war.

  But I knew different, I knew I could learn alot about life 

and death from them. Anyhow I knew I could always 

come back if things didn't work out, he wasn't going to

kick me out of bed. And course I did Jasper, that's why

you're here Jasper. "


Submitted: July 05, 2019

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