The Junction
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The Junction

Abandon Ship

When life makes other plans

The front door slams behind his ex-wife’s back. He hears her car start. She over revs the engine as she always does but it no longer has the power to set his teeth on edge. He turns to watch his daughter walk down the darkened, narrow corridor and disappear through the door to his room.

‘It smells in here, Daddy,’ her voice whines back out at him.

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Alex Kilcannon

Writer, poet, outdoors instructor and Mother of Teenagers. I rewild kids for a living.