Lonely Streets

Lonely Streets

 

lonely (as in “lonely(a)”) adj. : separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded; “a lonely crossroads”; “a solitary retreat”; “a trail leading to an unfrequented lake”

“Is there anybody there?” he shouted and his voice echoed back from the empty street. The town was deserted. He’d searched every alley and back lane; he’d pushed open doors and called down hallways: he’d rung countless doorbells…….and then he realised, he’d seen not a single cat nor heard a dog bark. There was no sound but those that echoed back from his own footfall. He stood and listened. His watch said it was one minute to three. He listened for the church bell as he ran to the end of the road and stood there breathless with the blood roaring in his ears, and all the time counting down the seconds. When he reached 75 he looked at his watch again. It said one minute to three. He put his watch to his ear. Silence…………

 

 

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