Scaling the Wall

2nd Saturday Prompt: childhood memory

Paroma Sen
Scrittura
Published in
5 min readMay 11, 2024

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Photo by Yiqun Tang on Unsplash

I was never sure I could make it. Not until I had lifted myself off and swung one foot over that wall. Only then would I allow myself that tiny high of exultation.

We were a bunch of kids trying to build adventure into our evening play hours. Scaling the boundary wall and picking fruit off trees was the only way to do it. Most times we would get

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Paroma Sen
Scrittura

“Do not go gentle into that good night, but rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light.”