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Joe (100 Word Story #38)

Mummers Tales (Polzeath, Cornwall, UK)

The high street was jam packed with locals and the invasive influx of sunseekers. Colours overwhelm; ROYGBIV balloons floating above smiling faces, sunburn in glorious hues of bruised vermilion.

One colour stood out, the orange bib a homeless man was wearing. Walking over, it has been some time since I bought a Big Issue and I had to ask the current price:

It’s £2.50.

Joe currently lives at a temporary lodge. He stands on the streets selling the magazine to make money so he can try and rebuild his life.

Mine was the sixth copy bought all day.


Help them build.

Words and pics: ©DJA 2016.



From the Compendium of One Hundred Word Stories


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