Friendship by Marian Myers

Ava wasn’t sure if she was going to be able to face it this morning.

As she walked up the path, she heard footsteps behind her. Turning round, she saw a young boy.

“Have you come to see someone?” he asked politely.

“My son, Robbie,” she told him. “It’s not easy in a place like this.”

“There’s nothing to be afraid of,” the boy said, taking her hand. “I’ll come with you.”

“Hello, Robbie,” Ava whispered to her seven-year-old son’s grave. “I was scared to come today.”

“I know, Mum,” Robbie said, still holding her hand. “But I’m here now.”

Selected: March Drabble

Published in Issue #28

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