A child-sized wheelchair at the curb. Unopened feeding tube extensions, replacement trachs, oxygen cannulas on a tray table beside it. Paper sign taped to the front says: “Take anything.”
I live up the street. Heard the sirens, saw the flashing lights several nights ago.
The sign flaps in the breeze.
William Cass has had over 285 stories appear in various literary magazines, as well as two short story collections published by Wising Up Press. He lives in San Diego, California.