Nighttime in the Lonely City

Kindness and despair: A photo essay

FranMorelandJohns
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Published in
2 min readSep 20, 2022

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Author photo from 7th floor balcony across the street

A city dweller is alarmed by the terrible sounds drifting into her window. Dark, guttural cries. No words, just frightened, frightening cries. They seem to be coming from below ground, probably the stairs that go from the sidewalk to an entry into the garage of the building across the street, below her seventh-floor balcony.

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FranMorelandJohns
ILLUMINATION

Lifelong newspaper & magazine writer, author, blogger at franjohns.net, agitator for justice, kindness & interfaith understanding.