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I tentatively jump on The Wrecker

It’s Friday, off to Willy Roberts’ place

– First Street, Warragamba –

For weekend.

I anticipate this ride for days,

Imagining entry into The Dam circle

Hoping “initiation rites” is a myth.

And myth of moral “looseness”, is real.

The ride uneventful, arrive in Warragamba.

Untouched.

 

 

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Infant school bus-stop at Kingswood Station.

Route to bus-stop is shortcuts, tracks, distractions – especially for 6 y.o.

The map: A = home; B = bus stop. The path between A & B was full of entertaining distractions.

The map: A = home; B = bus stop. The path between A & B was full of entertaining distractions.

Uhoh!!

Bus leaves – without me. What now?

Wait.

Play

Wait

Eat lunch.

Dream

Wait

School must be over – home time.

“What are you doing home so early?”

First time truancy, if accidental … failed.

 

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Spur-of-the-moment after-school attendance at story-time. Easy – library directly across from school.

The Library was brand new - irresistible.

Problem: no-one knows I’m storybound.

Expected home … 4-ish

Story time ends … 4-ish!

7 y.o. – no clear options –  walk it is. Roughly 2 miles.

Night falling – mum frantic.

Small silhouette calmly strolling, swinging satchel. Relief.

The Path Home. A = Home; B = School; C = Library; D = Mum sees me

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