This is the fourth of five pieces written for voice week. Each of the pieces is based on the same prompt but told using a different character’s voice.
The Crime – Part 4
If you become furniture to a place, you eventually know its rhythms. The fleeting steps of a stranger, in oxford shoes, passing your heating grate raises your interest. The gentle cadence of a young girl’s thick rubber soles, brings you as much comfort as the cup of Earl Grey that she hands you each night. Even the beat of heavy boots heard when you make the mistake of trying to enter a public building to use the toilet or have a wash becomes reassuring. Therefore, it sickens the soul and renders a feeling of helplessness to hear the not so distant sound of a struggle. Then when it is immediately followed by the unexpected arrival of an expensive court shoe, one certainly takes notice.
What does the voice of this piece tell you about the character?