Friday Fictioneers is a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.
The life she left behind
She waited in the gathering darkness of an upstairs room.
“Amabel.” A voice spoke behind her. She turned.
He stood looking at her, noting the expressions that passed across her face.
“I know you want to leave but it’s impossible. I can’t let you jeopardise your future by going back,” he said.
For a brief moment, she considered confiding in him, explaining the reason. But it was too late. She should have spoken out before their departure. She should have trusted him.
She looked through the window at the distant horizon. There was no possible alternative. She had to go.