Another Gun Shot, Another Death

Posted: March 4, 2017 in What Pegman Saw
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Another gunshot

“I gonna go to college and become a writer.” Hands on hips, Sicily cocked her chin and struck a pose. “My pitcher will look spectacular on the back of all my books.”

“College.” Jamar snorted through his nose and cuffed his sister’s arm. “Not me, no way. I gonna be a mechanic and fix rich folks cars. That’s what I gonna do. Be richer ‘en Methuselah, sure enough.”

“Both of youse is dumb as dirt. Ain’t gonna’ happen,” Felicia said. “Ya’ll should do like me. Be a hairdresser to movie stars. All them actors, black or white, wants pretty cornrows and beads braided in their hairs. I’ll be the rich one in this family.”

Inside, listening to her children and watching the hearse move slowly down the street, Celia put a hand to heart. “No sir,” she whispered. “Don’t care what my babies do long as they gots plans.”

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  1. Dear Lish,

    I could hear and see these young people and their mother. I have the impression that she’s their biggest supporter. Well written.



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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Nicely done Alicia, a nice sense of hope mixed with the tragedy that they are watching.

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  3. k rawson says:

    Lovely, layered and sweetly hopeful.


  4. The rough world of urban blight!


  5. Sandra says:

    The reference to the hearse changed the whole direction of the story, revealing other possible layers. Well done, Alicia, enjoyed the story, and their plans.


  6. Marvelous story, with all the plans and a sprinkle of mother’s love.

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  7. Dahlia says:

    I hope they get to live their dreams.

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