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Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100-word photo prompt. Photo@Sandra Cook.
“Here, boy…” Ordered the expensively cloaked and top-hatted gentleman walking along the fog-swathed Thames embankment. “…hand me a box.”
“One half-penny, please sir.” Pleaded the young cockney match seller.
“Damn thief.” Declared the gentleman begrudgingly, paying and remembering just how he disliked such insufferable, poverty-stricken people.
“Cum on guv.” Teased the match seller. “You’ve more than enough money.”
“Indeed I have.” The gentleman scorned. “And that is the difference between the likes of you and me.”
“Cor blimey!” Laughed the cockney, observing the gentleman light his large cigar and disappear into the smog. Don’t some mothers ‘av ‘em.”
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