Lady of the Night

Updated on September 3, 2019
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Amanda Nechesa is sucker for the fictional world, she always has been. She finds joy in creating little worlds with her fictional charact


A girl is standing by side of the road. She is tall and slender and beautiful. She is also cold. I watch as she shivers, and my conscious tells me to take her the warm jacket sitting comfortably on the backseat of my black Toyota Corolla. I don't listen to my conscious.


Instead, I take out the camera, its Nikon and brown. One, two, three. There, she has gone from just an object in my eyesight to a high resolution image in the camera I just borrowed. I smile as I look at the image.


In it, I see her. Her short black tight dress clinging to her body, her brown ankle leather boots, her brown small purse, her long braided hair. I see it all and I see more. I see the sadness in her eyes, the discomfort in the way she stands, the distress in the way her left hand holds her purse, the anger beneath it all.


The image has Pain written all over it.


I focus my attention back to her. She seems anxious now. Is it because it's getting late? I glance at my wrist watch. It's ten minutes past nine. It's not that late baby, stay longer, entertain me; my mind pleads with her.


My mind is not that powerful though. She seems more anxious now. She open her purse and unsurprisingly pulls out a phone.A minute later, she is holding it by her ear. I don't get to hear her voice, or what she talks about with the person on the other line. I can only read her face, and her body and may I say, her soul.


She is happy to be talking to this person, I gather as I see the smile on her red painted lips. She is happy but not elated, if she were talking to me, I am sure she will be more than elated. She laughs a little a few minutes into the conversation and I watch as the pain is washed away from her. This person, whoever it is, has that ability to take away her pain. I do not like that.

Nevertheless, I take the camera and capture the Painless image.


The conversation lasts shorter than I thought. I watch the happy state she is still in after it's over,Then, I watch as it changes. This time however, it does not change to the pain-filled girl of a few minutes ago. This time it changes to a different a girl. A confident-filled girl.


Am confused for a second why she had this sudden change, then I see it. A grey Mercedes driving towards her with such purpose. It stops just a few blocks from me. I watch as she puts on a smile. It's not the kind of smile she had when she was talking over the phone. It's a different kind of smile. It's the kind of smile that lets you know she is yours for the night.


I watch it, and now am not sure if i prefer this smile or the other one. The driver's door is opening, and out comes a short fat man. He is wearing a sly smirk that I would really love to punch out of his round stupid face.

She is still smiling that smile of hers as her legs carry her towards him.

The camera is out again. That smile deserves to be captured.


She reaches him, and they hug. He is a gentleman. He opens the passenger door for her.


My heart breaks as she closes the door. It breaks a little further as he starts driving away.


I sigh, return the camera to the bag, wear my warm jacket that was sitting comfortably on the backseat of my black Toyota Corolla, adjust my seat and drive away into the night.

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    © 2019 Amanda Nechesa

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      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        4 days ago from Nairobi

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        Jeff Zod 

        4 days ago from Nairobi

        @amanda You are being stalked by a ghost! - @Biko

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        4 days ago from Nairobi

        @JeffZod... Stop being like that haha

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        Steve Biko Njuguna 

        5 days ago

        @Amanda your soul... I see.

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        Jeff Zod 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

        @amanda I noticed it but I did not want to change the meaning *wink*

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

        @JeffZod... I just realized I wrote by instead of my

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        Jeff Zod 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

        @amanda very interesting comment

        'Well, because she captured by soul of course'

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

        Well, because she captured by soul of course

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        Steve Biko Njuguna 

        5 days ago

        @Jeff could be

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        Jeff Zod 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

        @SteveBiko

        Hahaha, she might have been a detective ;)

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        Steve Biko 

        5 days ago

        I'm a little curious though. You were sitting in your car, taking photos of this lady of the night. Why

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        5 days ago from Nairobi

        Thank you @SteveBiko

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        Steve Biko 

        5 days ago

        Such a good read. Nicely done!

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        6 days ago from Nairobi

        Thank you for the answer John

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        Jeff Zod 

        8 days ago from Nairobi

        @amanda You are welcome dear

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        9 days ago from Nairobi

        Thank you Jeff... I will do that

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        Jeff Zod 

        11 days ago from Nairobi

        Hey @amanda

        Hubpages automatically move some of the best articles to niche sites like LetterPile. You can also submit them manually using the submit button.

        Keep writing great articles and they will be moved to niche sites where they can get more traffic.

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        John Hansen 

        11 days ago from Queensland Australia

        Letterpile is one of HubPages niche sites where creative writing is moved to if it meets the criteria.

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        11 days ago from Nairobi

        Can I ask what Letterpile is

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        Jeff Zod 

        11 days ago from Nairobi

        Hey

        You are welcome. I have bookmarked your articles for future reading. Thank you for realizing your potential as a very adept writer.

        LetterPile publishes some of the best articles and I am glad you have made the cut.

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        12 days ago from Nairobi

        Hey Jeff, thank you so much ..this would not have been possible without you

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        Jeff Zod 

        13 days ago from Nairobi

        Hey,

        I really love your hubs. Your articles are awesome, and they leave me yearning for more. Keep up the good work.

      • Little Nirvanas profile imageAUTHOR

        Amanda Nechesa 

        2 weeks ago from Nairobi

        Thank you John...

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        John Hansen 

        2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Hi Amanda, this short story had me intrigued. I enjoyed it and it was well-written. Thanks.

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