Monday, February 9, 2009
Close cropped hair, ragged clothes, grime-encrusted body. She squats at the station, glass of tea in one hand, a bundle at her feet.Did she buy the tea herself? Did someone dispose it off because it was too sweet? Did the tea-boy take pity and give it to her?The bundle? Does it contain the possessions gathered over a lifetime? Is she minding it for someone else? Is she being used to smuggle stolen goods?
She stares vacantly at the bundle. Sips absently at her tea.
What does she think of her life? Does she think of it at all?
Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.