How could they have left her?
She was tired, too tired to go to the shelter and they had forgotten her.
The blind was down, blacked out as they had been taught.
She covered her ears and the siren muted slightly. There was no bomb yet, perhaps it was a false alarm.
She could hear her family coming back,
"I'm here" she called, blinking in the sudden light.
"What are you doing there Mrs Finney"?
"Hop back into bed, the ambulance has gone now"