A bridge too far – Friday Fictioneers

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers.  Each week Rochelle 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.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey

A bridge too far

Crossing the bridge, I saw the cottage.  Home at last!

 My father was a tenant farmer.  My brother and I joined him, working long hours for small rewards.  The unexpected legacy changed everything.  He went to business school.  I went backpacking.

 I lived wild and free and the money soon ran out.  It took years to work my passage home.

 “Come back have you?” our neighbour’s surly voice spoke behind me.  “Too late! Your brother made it big and they’ve gone.  Guess your dad never read the story of the prodigal son!”

 His mocking laughter followed as I walked away.

 

 

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13 thoughts on “A bridge too far – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Absolutely! The problem lies in the assumption or expectation that the lives of those left at home will not change. It comes as quite a shock to discover that others do not necessarily remain waiting for a loved one to return. They have their own lives to live too! Thank you for your response to the story – much appreciated.

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