Daily Cereal: Bury the Cat – Ep 6.
June sits at the dinner table watching the t.v. she flicks from channel to channel not really paying attention to anything on the box.
She looks at the empty kitchen and then at the laid out table. She takes in the room.
She stands up and leaves. She leaves the room, she goes out the front door and leaves the house. She walks down the stairs, and onto the pavement. She walks down to the end of the street. She walks down the start of the hill. Her steps begin to quicken and her brisk walk turns into a run and then a sprint. She can’t do it for very long and stops.
She is doubled over trying to catch her breath. She looks up to see where she is.
She reaches into her pocket, takes out a coin and flips it.
She flips it again.
She flips it for a third time.
She puts the coin back in her pocket. Takes a deep breath and continues running.
© Sonal Patel, 2007