Click: Thin Line

Click: true moments collected over the years. Stories too short for the stage.

It’s pouring rain outside as the bus trundles down Pape Avenue.

I am watching her across the aisle. Her black burka covers her arms, thighs, breasts, shins, neck, lips. Glasses over her eyes.

Only her feet are visible.

Clad in flip-flops. Blue flip-flops. Glittery blue flip-flops. Clean and sparkling. And… there’s a thin line of mud running round each foot from ankle to toe.

She must have slipped off her immaculate flip-flops before she stepped into the mud puddle and slowly… twirled… to the beat of the rain.

Photo Nick Saltmarsh