“Poppa, why’d they put an orange spot on our hands?”
Poppa understood the meaning of the marks but explained, “It’s to show everyone we’re special.”
Poppa and grandson were shuffled into a compound teeming with thousands of others bearing the same mark. They were soon lost in the crowd of those barely surviving in their deprived world.
Having watched this, a small girl asked her mother, “Why were they put inside?”
Her mother warned, “We don’t speak of the Oranges. They aren’t people. People have, they don’t.”
In this world, the gap between those with and those without was vast.
This is the photo prompt from the #100WCGU site.
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