Ebb and Flo
In a different setting you could have imagined him a spy – the trilby tilted forwards, the long belted mac. A shadowy figure creeping up and down our neighbour's front path.
We never knew his real name. Knew little enough of her – a sour, tight-lipped sort with a rarely seen daughter about my age. A war widow we thought until put right. A Polish airman . . . went home sharpish . . .
The time grew longer between ever more timid rat-a-tat-tats and the sound of the door unlocking.
on her doorstep
his last bouquet