Entry for the “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers”
You see the odd one out?
No, not the one in white shirt and black shorts. Look further behind.
Yes, man with one leg over the other? That’s me- Krishna.
And you see the tall building at the back? I’m employed as the watchman there.
It’s my usual lunch hour and this is the best time of the day. I get an hour break and I spare half an hour every day to feel the sea breeze, to watch the kids playing after their school. I watch young college couples stepping in the sea. I watch the coconut vendor trying to lure customers. And sometimes I find photographers shooting in broad day light.
It is my only free time. I support a family of seven. I work double shifts- Day time as an office watchman and then go to a night school.
I struggle but I work hard. Hard enough to make sure I am someone important one day- someone who is at the centre of this picture, not a straying speck at the back.