Help Never Came

By Necia Phoenix

Copyright 2012 by Necia Phoenix

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The front door lay in the yard, water collected in the grooves with little boats of peeling green paint on a mini-sea. Broken glass on the walkway reflected the clouds and patches of bright blue sky overhead. The screens hung at odd angles, bumping against the house with the wind. On the front porch sat a weathered, dingy teddy bear. The thread that made up its mouth; unraveling and bleeding down its front. Large button eyes watched him smoking his cancer stick on its front lawn. He could almost hear the rusty voice; Get off my lawn!

Beyond the teddy bear, in the foyer, doll parts lay scattered, plaster, drywall, papers and wood covered the stairs and floor beyond. Chris inhaled, dragging the stale cigarette smoke deep into his lungs, and exhaled, flicking the butt into the muddy grass. Button Eyes stared accusingly at him. He shook himself; it was just some old toy. The deep rumble of an engine announced the arrival of other survivors he was with.

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