Knock, Knock

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“Knock, knock”

I feel cold. Maybe because of my agitated sleep. My blanket is on the floor. I’ve had some terrible nights since I moved.

“Knock, knock”

It’s already 8 am. Maybe I should answer. I feel so tired, like I didn’t even sleep. My legs are so heavy and I can barely walk.

“Knock, knock”

It’s seems like it takes so long to reach the door.

“Knock, knock”

‘Morning miss’, a familiar voice says, ‘Please sign here.’

I know this voice from somewhere, but I can’t remember from where.

‘Thank you.’

I didn’t even respond. My brain was too slow to process what’s going on.

I take the parcel and close the door.

I wonder what I’ve received. This parcel is lighter than I thought.

I head to the couch and turn on the TV to see the news.

“A 26 year old man has escaped last night from Westwood Prison… If you see this man, please contact the police…”

I wasn’t paying attention. I wanted to see what’s in the box. As I open the box, I see what looks like my old teddy bear. Old, dusty, forgotten. I loved him so much when I was little.

When I remember that there is no post on Sunday, I start freaking out. There was a note attached to its back. As I read it, tears start to stream down my face and my heart starts beating faster.

“Missed me?”

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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