I Will Wait For You – Dorothy Davies – 1900 words (Horror)
The City of London sleeps at night - or does it? Who are the homeless who haunt the doorways and sheltered corners? Karl, fresh from a dispute with his fiancée, is about to find out.
I Will Wait For You
Most cities never sleep, but this one does. This one closes down at night, leaving the rats and strays to haunt the narrow alleyways, the wide affluent streets, the banks of the great never sleeping river Thames. The vagrants shuffle into marked chosen doorways with their newspaper blankets and cardboard walls, which they zealously and jealously guard, newspapers, cardboard and doorways, that is, to settle down for the night, so much litter swept to one side, so much misery wrapped in paper and tied with string.
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