Long listed for the WRITE ABOUT WALKING AND LISTENING competition run in July & August 2021
Walk, meet the world on its wandering terms, answer an ever-yearning to find your place. In the dark bat-like, craving echoes to know each obstacle's position, I take a step, but cannot hear it yet over the low drum roll of traffic, endless polluting prelude to magic that fails there’s no great car democracy do you remember them gone, the street ceasefire when, to beat a virus, people put their vehicle weapons down then I heard children talking saw them chalking pavement rainbows heard overhead the joy orchestra of birds and my footsteps sounded again like a friend window tapping for attention each stride the world calling, waving back
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Read more from the Long List of stories submitted to the WRITE ABOUT WALKING & LISTENING competition. Listen to winning authors read their work at a showcase event on Sunday 26 September 2021 book here.
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