Candyfloss

Blue was the colour of her mother’s eyes when she said sorry and left.

Brown was the colour of the drink that sent her father to sleep.

Black was the colour of her uncle’s belt that clinked when he came to babysit.

Green was the colour of the exercise book she thought was her best friend.

Purple was the colour of the seat on the bus she boarded with a stolen wallet.

White was the colour of the TV that showed her the ‘missing person’ advert.

Orange was the colour of the apron worn by the woman who offered her a job.

Yellow was the colour of her vest when she went running with the only person she ever trusted.

Pink was the colour of the sweet candyfloss she won on a date at the fairground.

Red was the colour of the police car light that flashed through her bedroom window.

Grey was the colour of the curtains where she saw her father’s familiar silhouette.

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Short story writer based in York, UK. Video profile: youtu.be/5OTcLPQkGAU

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