My story this week is linked to the piece The life she left behind posted on 13th October 2016. It is inspired by Friday Fictioneers, a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to encourage 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.
Signs of life
I waited until dark and made my way to Aldwin’s cottage. He quickly ushered me inside.
“It’s not safe for you here,” he said.
“I had to come back.”
He nodded and led me into the tiny back room, bidding me to sit quietly. He sat, deep in thought, studying the various objects.
“They’ve flown the nest,” he said at last. “Across the sea, in a fishing boat. North-easterly direction. Good fortune goes with them.”
I left the cottage and followed his directions. A man, dark-haired, with a thin moustache met me. “Fear not,” he said. “We will find them.”