Trina: ‘In the Land of Tall Thin Shadows’

Entrancing writing from Robert. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Art by Rob Goldstein

Trina liked empty cities the best and this is her best memory of New York.

She looked up, the Sun rose, partially eclipsed by a big black Moon.

Trina sat primly on the only bench on Queens Boulevard when she saw the shadow of a little boy skipping rope.

She quickly opened her journal and wrote, ‘In theland of tall thin shadows’

Then she pulled a piece of chalk from her skirts, dropped to her hands and knees, and drew a hopscotch court.

The shadow boy stopped skipping rope and came closer.

Trina stood. “Hello,” she curtsied.  “I’m Trina, and you?”

“I am a child of the Universe,” replied the shadow boy.

“I see.” Trina searched the ground for a small stone to use as a marker. “You have a right to be here?”

The shadow boy shook his head, “Maybe yes, maybe no.”

Trina laughed: “Did…

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10 thoughts on “Trina: ‘In the Land of Tall Thin Shadows’

  1. mylilplace says:

    What a creative take on the prompt! Unique and well penned.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. What a great story! Thanks for sharing, Diana!

    Liked by 2 people

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