Walking the City

A child’s answer to fear

Roman Newell
The Interstitial
Published in
4 min readMay 16, 2024

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Photo by Michael Glazier on Unsplash.

Across the harbor I see a sleek ship cut the water, taking shape like an oil-covered porpoise in the fall of dusk, suspending and gliding. Four small black birds move across the darkening sky. I witness charcoal streaks over mahogany, fossilized ash mined from imagination’s corridors.

I grab her hand and take her down the steps to the bridge with the lamps and…

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Roman Newell
The Interstitial

Busy working on my novel, 20XX. I also talk about the writing journey on Substack. romannewell.substack.com.