Unsweetened cranberry juice – seasonal but bitter and harsh
Like a rock in a river, he stood, while shoppers flowed around him, their faces resolute and haunted. No one acknowledged him. Their eyes darted this way and that, as they sought the quickest route into each shop.
Well, there was so much to do on Christmas Eve.
A young girl stopped in front of him and looked up silently, with questioning eyes, before her mother seized her hand and dragged her back into the crowd.
They’d celebrate his birthday tomorrow or that’s what they would claim to be doing. In reality, they didn’t want to know him at all.
About the Author
Dawn Knox is married with one son and has been writing for several years. She has had a YA ebook published, entitled Daffodil and the Thin Place and has written a script for a play to commemorate World War One, which has been performed in her home town and in Germany. Dawn enjoys a writing challenge and has had stories published in various anthologies, including horror and speculative fiction, as well as romances in several women's magazines