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Sunday, May 30, 2010

May drabbles - 30

Older brother, ever practical, wanted to try the self-drive cars. We only had twenty pence between us though, so we rode the carousel. He chose a two-seater truck with gear lever and steering wheel. Younger brother rode the clown and I sat in the fire engine.

When the music started the carousel spun like a gilded cage, its bars protecting us from the outside world. David steered his car, Alan drove his clown, and I rang my bell.

Today the chimes ring out from bells in the steeple. Older brother's crying. And younger brother drove a Humvee across an IED.

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