My First Coat that wasn't a Hand-me-down

My first coat that wasn’t a hand-me-down used to hang in disgrace in an old cupboard which faced the sea. Not that the coat itself was responsible. Like a coat can carry that honour. No. The coat had come to be a symbol of everything that had brought me to this point…this point of complete dispair. So I had relegated it, shut the door, locked it away, let the spackle harden. Of course it then consequently ceased to exist…ceased to remind me of that bitter pill when the end came to brush over me…before it’s time. But coveralls are only ever dealing with surfaces, like paint which eventually fades, cracks, bleeds away. Sometimes its whats underneath the roller, what was always there…clean, freash and new. So one day I opened the cupboard and threw that first coat that wasn’t a hand-me down over the cliff and watched it float out to sea. The next day, extraordinarily he called…and asked if I still had that coat…

My First Coat that wasn't a Hand-me-down by 

Thanks Gretchen that was fun


  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 5 years ago

    awwwwwwwwwwwww….this is sooooooooooo TENDER and SWEET…I loved this little story :)
    sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :)

  • Thanks jacqleen hehe

    – Robert Knapman

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed this short story! Fabulous imagery!

  • Brilliant, thanks ellcot

    – Robert Knapman

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganover 5 years ago

    ohhhhhhh coats certainly carry some life tales don’t they………….I remember when I was a teenager my mum had a coat that she had when she was a teenager and I loved it and would sneek it out whenever I could……….not sure what her memory was with it, but she hated me wearing it and then ditched it, just like you………..oh well if it had such bad memories probably best ditched……….loved reading this Robert, thanks for sharing

  • Ahhh the lost histories of coats must be numerous…My pleasure treasure xx

    – Robert Knapman

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 5 years ago

    I love this

  • Thankyou Rikki :))

    – Robert Knapman

  • TripZ
    TripZover 5 years ago

    I also enjoyed this piece.. interesting, and had me thinking

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