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Another Nightmare

by Angharad Honeybill

When the news broke Margaret put down her yellow duster and sat down on the leather sofa to watch the drama unfolding on TV. The pain had not gone away, just been papered over with lots of layers until it hardly ever showed. They hadn't offered a million pound reward for the safe return of her Natalie had they? The police did their best but there wasn't CCTV, not like when that boy went missing in Liverpool. Her other children were grown up now and in any case they didn't really remember Natalie, just the way her absence reverberated through their childhoods. Margaret couldn't ring them as she recognised they had already suffered enough.

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Angharad Honeybill is a Welsh poet living in exile in England.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my condolences.