"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Magpie Tales #301

I yelled "Go away"
But he did not listen to me
I screamed for help
But no one could hear me
And when the police arrived
It was too late for me 
Both images by Ed Ross
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
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Celia said...


Sandee said...

Oh that's frightening. I've seen this happen for real way too often in my working life. I'm glad I don't have to do that anymore. Very well done.

Have a fabulous day Kathe. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

Truedessa said...

There is a darkness in her eyes...she has felt the thorns of life! Chilling poem..

messymimi said...

Scary that this is too often the case.

Gail said...

Too true too often. Well done.

Aisling Literary Services said...

Eee.... A common plight in my day, a woman's defencelessness, of which I've talked to my stepdaughter and daughter-in-law at length. A woman has less of an excuse these days to not be armed and ready if, God forbid, such a hopefully preventative assault would occur. Still, the perpetrator is at fault - guilty as charged, unless he gets away. In my day, it was the female looked upon and shamed. Fucked up, eh? You betcha!

N.B. We in Holland are still shocked by what happened in Aachen, Germany. So much so that our PM has drafted in a No Tolerance law with refugees attempting such heinous acts. They WILL be deported.

Susan Anderson said...

Yes, she looks like someone who has battled life a bit. Well done.


Donetta Sifford said...

oh wow. very powerful and sad. I thought this photo had a haunting appeal. great work.

Michael said...

sighs. A sad reality