#HumpDayChallenge - Week 9
Prompts: City, Velvet, Species, Smiles, Erroneous
Their smiles were all firmly in place; smiles that made you think that you were welcome, that you belonged.
That thought was erroneous.
They were always polite to me, but just as quickly, backs were turned and businesses closed when I approached. I held no place here. I was a stranger, a foreigner, not even the same species as everyone else. They never let me forget that difference.
The city had become my refuge, but my prison. I could no more go back to the verdant, velvety hills of my home planet than I could walk freely on this world.