Wednesday 3 April 2024

100-worder - Be Careful What You Wish For by P. A. Westgate, tea, with a cup and saucer

Red telephone boxes were back, with working telephones. Constables walked the beat; sometimes in pairs, sometimes with bicycles. Older people liked that. Schoolboys wore short trousers and schoolgirls wore pinafores. Youngsters didn’t like that. Post Offices, grocers, tea rooms and banks were on every high street. Trains and buses went everywhere. Everyone approved. Office workers wore suits and bowler hats which they raised to ladies. People greeted each other when they passed in the street and apologised if bumped into. Children skipped, played hide and seek, hopscotch and tag, and Morris Dancers danced. Britannia World was open. Tourists were everywhere!

About the author  

P. A. Westgate is an enthusiastic but sporadic writer. He lives quietly in his native Essex.

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