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.
Ninth birthday trade-in
Daddy worked away but always spent time with them on their birthdays. Today, she would have him to herself. Her brother was on a week’s school trip.
So excited on the train, she barely heard what Mummy said about “another woman” and “you mustn’t love her.”
Daddy’s car was at the station. A woman and a boy about her age sat inside. The day out didn’t last long. There were no more.
Next day at school they wrote letters to their siblings on the trip. Her paper remained blank and the teacher scolded her. She lowered her head in desperate sadness.