Being inspired, maybe – 15

A picture paints ... well, as many words as you like.  For instance:


And, then, the words:


The early bird catches the worm, my father always said.

It's always darkest just before dawn, was another of his sayings, but I think that one had to do with his days in the war when the men were about to go into battle.

Dawn always seems to be the time when the police arrive, kick the door down and drag you out of bed.  Something to do with the fact you're more pliable for questioning if you still almost asleep.

Then there are those moments when you've been out all night, and just as you think about going home the sun comes up.  Those few minutes can provide a kaleidoscope of colors, or sometimes a sinister warning of rain, or worse.

In winter you can freeze your ass off.

In summer, it's a momentary relief from the endless heat.

But dawn, for me, has been etched into my mind forever, because it was the time of day my brother was killed.

The police called it a freak accident, but I knew otherwise.

Someone murdered him, and I wanted to know why.


© Charles Heath 2018

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