The Night Watchman

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Last night, she claimed another victim. He jumped off the roof, like she had ten years back.

I took up this job to stay close to her.

But the killing stops tonight. I won’t let my little girl linger around in this mortal world. Not anymore.

Tonight, I jump.

24 thoughts on “The Night Watchman

    1. mixedbag Post author

      Thank you, Sanch! Maybe I should explore that angle when I have the freedom of adding more words 🙂 49 was tight!

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  1. Sara

    I know, making it within the 49 words was hard this time but you nailed it , especially the last line.Good one ,Hema!

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    1. mixedbag Post author

      Thank you, Sara! I did get your comment, my site acts funny with comments sometimes. I haven’t been able to figure out why.

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    1. mixedbag Post author

      My last line was going to be “I’m taking her home.” Word count didn’t allow it :((

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    1. mixedbag Post author

      The word count didn’t allow me, but the final line was “I’m taking her home.” Thanks for reading, Asha ❤️

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