Monday, 2 September 2019
They've pulled the Folly down. I remember that place from many years ago. Because it was such a fine day I'd skipped school. Who want's school when brain says play?
I knew of a creek just out of town; boys favourite places. I shed shoes and socks and rolled up trousers. Before long I was wading in deep water. No matter, I'd soon dry out with the warm breeze. I spashed around and then heard a laugh so looked across the other bank. A girl sat there about my age. I waved and she waved back .
She then called out "Can I come over too?"
I answered "Yeah! If you can find a way."
With that she disappears and must have run as it seemed to be seconds before she turns up grinning and takes off her shoes, tucks skirt in knickers and comes right in, balancing with arms outstretched.
We stayed and played for quite some time, then she said :Do you want to come home with me?"
I looked into her green eyes as we put our shoes and socks back on and said "Won't your Mum be cross if our clothes are all wet?"
She shook her head and grabbed my hand. "No way" she said and pulled me along.
She took us to the Folly which I thought was empty and up for sale as all curtains were drawn. We entered by the kitchen door and sat there. She touched my hands and then my face; so I did the same and as she closed her eyes I kissed her.
"Remember me" she said "and do come back". I nodded as it was time to go.
I got told off for skipping school but never saw her again. Later the Folly had a fire but no bodies were found and has stayed empty all these years
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