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Natascha Scrivener

The Yellow Umbrella

By Natascha Scrivener

Published by Natascha Scrivener at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Natascha Scrivener



The Yellow Umbrella

A short story



They arrived on the eve of the carnival, weaving their way amongst the crowds of flushed faces and hovering for the briefest of moments to cast a curious eye across the cacophony of sugar coated confectionary. The littlest one, a girl of about eight who clutched a rabbits paw against her chest, stopped once to glance at the small hand-penned notice I’d pinned to the trunk of the copper birch that stood proud in the centre of the small town despite its sun torched leaves.

For Sale’, it read.

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