Suman - The Fairy Tale Life

"Where will you see sleep tonight?" I asked this question to eleven-year-old Suman, who was surrounded by her two younger brothers, her friend Rani, and a well-tended, friendly baby goat belonging to Rahul. The children's legs and bare feet were coated in patterned dust, bloody scrapes and dotted with old and new mosquito bites. We were trying to keep our balance while standing on piles of broken bricks, twisted corrugated tin, tangled and torn blue tarps and irregular shaped chunks of thick cement. Dust hung in the air in drifting shapes trying to find a place to settle. Suman pointed to a small clearing a few hundred yards away. "There is where we will sleep", she said as she shifted her

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