Flashes of Life

Norman Marcotte
Write Under the Moon
Jan 22, 2024

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Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

Flash.

Loving smile. Soothing words. Warm cuddles.

Flash.

Strong arms. Flying high. Catch game.

Flash.

Baby sister. Cute fingers. Nose grab.

Flash.

School bully. Big brother. Safe sister.

Flash.

Family trip. Amusement park. Loving experience.

Flash.

Rainy night. Slippery road. Double casualty.

Flash.

Distant relatives. Small apartment. Daily beatings.

Flash.

After dark. Open window. Escape route.

Flash.

Ice cream. Gorgeous sunset. Fleeting happiness.

Flash.

Warm food. Warm bed. Homeless shelter.

Flash.

Morning light. No sister. Panic attack.

Flash.

Crowded streets. Seedy places. Crack houses.

Flash.

Crying sister. Rope untied. Run. Run.

Flash.

Loud shouts. Gun shot. Chest pain.

Flash.

Darkness.

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Norman Marcotte
Write Under the Moon

Writer, runner, mentor, dreamer. Author of "Take 10 and Reach the Boston Marathon" and the children's book "Frankenstein's Science Project".