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Source: Doll Auction at Caledonian market, 1920s.
April 27, 2016 at 7:04 am
At long last I found you again my darling, after all those months of anxiety! Where could you be? And you are there, just in front of me, in the middle of those inert little dolls… When your turn comes be sure that fellow will notice your guy, I’m a good head above the others.
Yes, those idle folks will be surprised, such a small woman, with that huge fellow! We will laugh too, and cry a little. You will hug me, me holding you in those strong arms, my little beauty.
Then we will take the long road home, away from this city, no more auctions for you. You won’t leave my sight, on the way you’ll tell me your story. And I will tell you how much I love you, cherish you, how I feared to have lost you, and won’t let you go away again, without me…
April 28, 2016 at 11:51 am
There’s power in them there words, friend! Love it!
May 2, 2016 at 9:04 pm
Haunting and powerful, as has been said. A little heartbreaking, too. Great entry. 🙂
April 28, 2016 at 12:04 pm
A more serious bit of reflection here … http://starvingactivist.com/blog/2016/04/28/visdare-135-on-the-block/
May 2, 2016 at 9:07 pm
Sobering yet well penned. Left a comment on your blog. 🙂
April 30, 2016 at 8:55 am
“How exactly does it work then?”
“Easy really. As soon as we get hold of the babies me and mum freeze dry them. This keeps them nice and safe while we travel from one market to another.”
“Doesn’t it kill them?”
“Course not. Makes them go hard and slows down all their vital organs, but they’re still alive. They stay like that until they get warmed up. Mind you, does mean we have to sell them quick, can’t afford to have them hanging around in the sun for too long. Once had one wake up midway through dad’s pitch. Didn’t half make a noise with all his crying. Scared off quite a few of our punters . We lost a lot of money that morning. Anyway, what have you got?”
“Twins. Only six weeks old. Mum can’t afford more kids. What’ll you give me for them?”
May 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm
WOAH. That’s….horribly brilliant. Holy cow. What a twist, and you kept it in the word limit! SCORE.
April 30, 2016 at 9:24 am
I honestly could not write this one in the dark. Dolls are freaky to me.
May 2, 2016 at 9:02 pm
Left a message on your blog….!!
Thank you! LOL I’m a sucker for a dark twist so I use them when I can. 🙂
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