Drabble: The Foreigners
My response to the August prompt ‘foreigner’.
In the busyness of daily living, it was easy to assume that the world only existed within the city walls and everything beyond was just monster-infected wastelands.
Until visitors from outside the wall arrived.
For two weeks, the foreigners stayed in the city. In those two weeks, curious minds flocked to the city’s main square, where the foreigners gathered, and basked in the strange stories and ideas so different from their own. Among them were traders and collectors, who took the chance to barter for exotic items might never see again.
Half a block away, a pavilion had been transformed into a training ground by foreigners ready to earn some side income and locals eager to learn the skills that had kept the visitors alive despite sharing the same roads as the monsters outside.
Two weeks passed in the blink of an eye. A few travellers stayed behind to settle in the city, while a handful of adventurous locals joined the group and left.
Days later, all traces of the foreigners had been buried under the bustle of everyday life. But for those who looked in the right places, the signs remained, ready to whisper into an open mind of the possibilities and new discoveries that waited for them beyond the wall.
~Check out the related story The Locals.~