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Jul 2021
Richard lived alone.
He had become so used to being his own company and the complexities of relationships seemed now a distant memory.
There had been love. Oh such love but it was never to be long term or the one. He had grown to believe that was the stuff of fairy stories and Disney films. He worked hard all his life seldom saw his children and he just plodded on doing the best he could.
Then the day came that rocked his world.
This wasn't something he could fix.
Not years, months.
So he came upon a plan. Rather than leave it all for someone else to sort out he decided to have a giveaway day.
He posted in the local paper and social media.
All free to a good home.
And how they came. Strangers mostly.
Some close friends he gave the car and bigger things to and by the end of the day there was little left to be done but put the house up for sale.
Like vultures they had picked the bones leaving very little.
As he closed his door he saw a young girl about 19 stood at his gate.
He asked could he help?
She replied
"I saw the advertisement"
Richard replied
"I'm sorry, it's all gone now."
She smiled and said
"No, I brought you this"
She put her arms around him and hugged him so tightly."
The next day a neighbour found Richard on the lawn.
Cold, lifeless and a gentle smile on his face.
A single white feather on his chest.
Micheal Wolf
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Micheal Wolf  On the edge of reason, UK
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