Liliya stands at the door, fingers wrapped over a walking cane, watching Hana turn circles.
Ten pound notes flutter from the sky like butterflies.
In the house, an open newspaper, an obituary: Aleksandr Tastarov. Fifty years but still she remembers. She was Hana’s age, lying on the grass.
“Make a wish,” Alek said.
“Money,” she said, “falling from the sky. No one has to be poor again.”
Hana has his eyes. Not that he’d know, or that he had a son. He was long gone by then. He always said he’d be rich.
Hana catches ten pound notes.
About the author
Debz Hobbs-Wyatt has had several short stories published. She was nominated for the prestigious US Pushcart Prize 2013 and has made the short list of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013 and won the Bath Short Story Award 2013.
Her debut novel While No One Was Watching will be published by Parthian Books this October.
She edits and critiques for publishers and writers and has a daily writing Blog.
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