She stands alone, expressionless and oblivious to her surroundings as people swarm around her. She hears nothing. Sees nothing.
It is a city – somewhere, anywhere. The people have no time for anyone, not even themselves. They dress in Prada, Gucci, Burberry handbags in tow, entranced by their latest portable toys, faces obscured by sunglasses that bring the movie ‘The Fly’ to mind.
She stands still staring vacantly into nowhere, blue jeans torn, pink shirt faded, shoeless, and makeup-less.
She is suddenly jolted into reality by a man plunging into her shoulder, catapulting her backwards into the miscoloured concrete. He doesn’t notice, or he does not care, and is soon lost in the faceless crowd.
She strains to pick herself up from the ground, arms trembling and tears welling, as the emotions come flooding in.
How did she get here?