Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Halloween Story- “The Girl on the Swing”

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short story from 3 years ago. Worth reposting?

Jillian Chantal

I heard a song on the Sixties on Six on Sirius Radio the other day (I am a die-hard fan of Phlash Phelps)- it’s by Gerry and the Pacemakers and is called Girl on a Swing. The lyrics inspired this story that I hope you will enjoy. You can listen to it here.

The Girl on the Swing swing 2

Thornton Flannery stood to the side of the playground in the park near the Vulcan statue in Birmingham, Alabama. He waited patiently for the dark-haired girl he’d first seen the week before. It was Saturday again and he hadn’t been able to talk his mother into driving him to the park until now. He hated being only fifteen and still dependent on his parents for transportation.

The week seemed to last forever and he hoped she would be back today. For some reason, he’d been drawn to her smile as sat…

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