Written for Friday Fictioneers. Friday Fictioneers is a Flash fiction community curated by the wonderful Rochelle Wisoff. In response to her photo prompt here’s…
Tokai And The Boys
A dream floats in the foot overbridge tonight. Steam rises from a bowl of hot steaming rice.
“I dreamed of flying again.” Tokai whispers to the twins. “If I could just remember what that fairy girl said.”
They tramp through the dustbin, Tokai and the boys. At midnight they return to the bridge.
“Where’ll you go?” Someone asks Tokai.
“Home.” He says.
“Your house is in the river. Shut up and sleep.” An adult voice shouts. Twinkling lights float through highway below heedless.
No one ever saw Tokai again. If you ask, the boys will say he flew away.