The Backyard

The Backyard


It was always calm at the backyard. The chirp of the cuckoos was the only noise we could here, as I and Reshma played hopscotch all afternoons.

But that day was different, as Reshma did not come to play with me. I waited and waited till the sun could set and darkness started engulfing.

Dejected upon not seeing Reshma and playing hopscotch with her, I eventually decided to take a walk back to my place.

Next day, even I did not turn up.

The headlines read – Bodies of two kids of the same age found in the garbage dump!