Posts Tagged ‘wheels’

The Wheels, part 2

February 2, 2016

The Wheels, Part 2

The noise they made. It was like a dentist’s drill, sharp and unbearable to have to listen to. The physical strength to push the cart up and down the streets was amazing. Where did it come from? All the stuff she had piled up in the cart, the red cart first; then the black suitcase. The stuff just kept coming, free stuff, useful stuff. Some of the stuff let her fantasize. When she saw it, she pretended her life was different—different and better. She wasn’t out there anymore; she wasn’t getting caught in the rain most of the time.




The Wheels

February 1, 2016

The Wheels

I remember them, the wheels. I remember pushing the cart. The cart was heavy and it had big wheels. The cart made noise when I pushed it forward. My back would start to hurt. Sometimes it would start to rain; there was no place to hide. The wheels wanted to help me, but they couldn’t. We couldn’t get wet in the dark, at 2 or 3 in the morning.