Is it Safe to be Outside After Dark?

I was walking home the other day when a man seemed to emerge from nowhere in the deep darkness of a black evening. After a brief chat about his dogs, he said “It’s a bit late to be out, isn’t it?”.

The beautiful darkness

It was between 6 and 7 pm. In the UK during winter it starts getting dark around 4 pm. That started me wondering why he felt I shouldn’t be walking after dark. And it made me feel a bit cross.

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Rachel Dodman

Rachel Dodman

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Rachel is a freelance writer from the UK. Check out her latest novella Downhill From Wednesday on Amazon! www.racheldodman.com