In the Shadows of Alleyways-LOW
"This is my fault."
Judy hugged herself tightly around her shoulders and sniffled. The room was eerily quiet except for the shallow breathing from Nick and the faint scraping of knife against bark. Nick sat cross legged, back hunched on the other side of the apartment on the floorboards. Every now and then his tail thumping against the boards. The lampshade flickered a few times and buzzed as a moth flew into it.
Propping her elbows on her raised knees, Judy rested her head in her arms and closed her eyes. A single tear slid down her warm red cheek.
"I should have just left you alone. I should have just let you save me, thank you, and be done with it. That's how it was supposed to work." she paused to take in a sharp breath, a soft sob building up in her chest. "That's what should have happened. I should have never tried finding you again. It's my fault we're in this mess. I should have just left yo
Chapter 1 of "In the Shadows of Alleyways"
Issa small chapter. But leading to something big.
I'll go to the city someday.
Judy uncrumbled the balled up five dollar bill and dropped it into the mason jar, waving to the the last customer of the day.
"Same time tomorrow?" The beige rabbit in overalls waved back.
"You know it." Judy said with a smile.
She watched him hop back into his pickup and with a gust of dark smoke from his muffler, he made his way down the dusty driveway of her home and turned the corner, out of sight, hidden behind the thick row of trees that trailed alongside of the dirt road.
Judy yawned and stretched her arms up over her head. Another successful day. Good money made. Looking at the jar, filled almost to the brim, Judy smiled to herself. One more step closer, she thought. She sat up from her