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Our Billy


By E MPublished 11 months ago 1 min read
Our Billy
Photo by Elsa GUYADER on Unsplash

Red dust settles around me as the gunshot reverberates across the valley, shaking leaves off of their branches and rattling the eardrums off of any creature around.

Billy is at it again.

He just can’t help himself.

Says to dad that he’s helping farmer Kel with culling the ‘roo’s on his land, but I know he’s just out here shooting for the hell of it.

Can’t blame him really. Suppose there’s not much else for an 11 year old to do around here.

Our Billy has troubles, you know. The kind dad says will kill him young.

He was right.


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