They sat finishing their beers as the sun dipped behind the tenements.
‘See you in the mornin’,’ said Malky.
‘See you,’ replied Frank.
They would be up before the sun, dragging themselves back down the pit for another shift.
A metal bin clattered. Angry voices came from a top floor window. That would be McPeters and his missus having another domestic.
Frank stood. He felt the dirty soot on his skin and in his lungs. He dreamed of clean air and blue skies, sand and sea and space.
He pulled his cap down, hunched his shoulders, and set off home along the oppressive street.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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