This is the child’s play that grown-ups don’t see.
Tonight is special: Taha is attending a party with the other kids instead of staying at home and being parented by his mum’s voicemails. It was a lonely life to lead, so tonight was worth the trouble dressing up.
It’s his first time with the group but they welcome him warmly. They even dish out judgement on his mother’s parenting skills, incisively and with wit.
Their choice of words and mannerisms are on point, and borderline disturbing.
It’s cute and innocent, at first.
But they’re all dressed up with nowhere to go. Not even home.
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