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Never Go Home- a short story

Stuart Bezant

Published by S.Bezant at Smashwords

Copyright 2013 S.Bezant

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Never Go Home- a short story

I walked away from home. It was late at night and Mum and Dad were snoring away. They didn't wake up as I left and now they wouldn't find me until I was far away.

It had been a terrible week at my house. They kept arguing about money but it didn't make any difference. Arguing didn't make Dad's pay any bigger or the money Mum owes any smaller. It just made the food cold and the small TV in my bedroom louder.

I tried not to think about it as I walked down the road outside our house, heading towards town. The night was cold but the stars were out and brightly blinking. I wished I didn't have to go but I couldn't live like this. Every night an argument, every night a shouting competition, though nothing new ever got said. But I shouldn't keep thinking about it. It was done and by morning I would be far away from here on a train to Toronto. My life would finally get better.

I walked for a while and then saw the lights from the variety store on the edge of town telling me that I was getting closer. Only another few blocks and I'd be at the terminal, to wait for the last train at 2am. I found it hard to keep my mind on my destination as I walked. Fragments of the evenings argument kept popping up in my head, willfully refusing to be pushed back down.

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