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Flash fiction: Left or right

The tall dark figure stood behind the small pink one, at the open door of the coffee shop. They looked out at the wet pavement, the December squall pushing the rain horizontally into their faces. “We’re going to go left. Which way is left?” “This one.” A hand waved in the air and was quickly shoved into a pocket. “No… Try again.” The man shared the same dark brows as the pink figure which leant backwards against his legs, sheltering from the chill wind which arrived in their High Street from snow-blocked continental Europe. “Grandpa, can we go. Please.” She stamped her feet. “It’s freezing here.” “Where to next?” “To get Mog.” “Show me the way then.” “The library’s over there.” She waved her left hand vaguely in a left direction. Her hands were cosy inside hand-knitted mittens, each with a crocheted-flower sewn on it. She was so proud of her new mittens. She had chosen the colours and her grandmother had done the special crocheting with a huge grey needle. The pair clasped hands, his left in her right, and disappeared into the cold rain. In the coffee shop, Mary watched them go. She sat at the table beside
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