Special by Tricia Waller

He lives at the very top of the highest hill overlooking the village.


The kitchen clock has stopped at ten thirty because it needs a new battery but he has used the last one already - for the doorbell.


He isn't sure when she will come back or if she had her key.


His Mum says he is special but his Dad left a very long time ago.


Tomorrow he will be thirteen years old and there is nothing but two cans of baked beans in the larder.


So she will come back!


She will come back for his birthday won't she?

#FLASHFICTION101 JULY 2020 SHORTLISTED ENTRY


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