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Long listed for the WALKING HOME writing competition run in January & February 2022

Work’s over
Heading home
Out of the corner of my eye
Someone running
Dodging between the lanes of traffic
Screech
Thump
A cluster already gathering
Round something on the road
I turn back
The driver’s sitting
Front steps of the bank
Ignored
I sit too
My arms around him
He says he’s phoned a friend
I stay
Home late
I notice I am glistening
Tiny shards of glass embedded in my clothes 


Read more from the Long List of poems and stories submitted to the WALKING HOME writing competition. Listen to winning authors read their work at a showcase event on Sunday 25 September 2022 (booking details to follow).

Itching to write something yourself? Submit a piece to our Shorelines project, and invite your friends to read it aloud. Join one of our creative writing workshops or keep up to date with all our competitions by signing up to our curated newsletter here.

Megan Hicks

Megan Hicks

Australia

I'm interested in cities and the vestiges of their former selves. I walk with difficulty around the streets and back lanes of suburbia. I like to notice odd things and ordinary things as well. I look at pavement graffiti and I listen for birds. I take my c...

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