Leaving home – 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.

kiosk

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

Leaving home

Confident that her parents were asleep, she crept out of the house.

 She managed to catch the last train.  As it pulled away, she recalled the constant arguments that threatened to erode her hopes and dreams.  An announcement interrupted her thoughts. The train would terminate 22 miles short of her destination.

 The taxi cost was beyond her.  Sensing her despair, the driver offered to take her anyway.  When they arrived, she poured out her thanks for his kindness.  He smiled and pointed to the young man, silhouetted against the kiosk.

 “Our new life together,” her boyfriend said, holding her close.

The final curtain – 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.

diner

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

The final curtain

I stared out of the window, seeing only darkness. 

 The news of my successful audition had caused outrage.  I had challenged my fathers’ plans for me too many times.  I sought refuge in the diner and wondered if I’d made the right decision.

 The door opened and he strode in.  “You’ll need this on your world tour,” he sneered, throwing my passport on the table.

 “I’ll send you tickets for the show,” I said to his back.  As he swung round, the waitress stepped in.

 “May I take your order?”

 “Tell her not to bother coming home!  That door’s closed.”

 

And everything changed – 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.

farmhouse-window

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

And everything changed

The meeting was interrupted by shouting and heavy footsteps.  The door burst open and a security officer ran in.

 “Problems,” he said.  “Leave – now!”

 The visiting ambassador propelled her towards the door.

 Outside in the street, her bodyguard gently touched her cheek.  “There’s something I have to do,” he said.  “Stay with these guys.”

 As she tried to follow him, she was ushered into a waiting car.  “There’s no time,” said the ambassador.  “We have to get you to a place of safety.”

 Hours later, looking through a window of the isolated farmhouse, she wondered just how safe she was. 

 

 

Flying High – 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.

aerial-view

PHOTO PROMPT © Lucy Fridkin

Flying High

“You’ll never get a place to study English,” her teacher said. 

 Connie’s heart sank.  She confirmed these words by abandoning exam preparation and getting mediocre results.  She didn’t bother with applications to university.

 Despite long years of resentment, she gained valuable experience and a different point of view.  Resuming her studies, she excelled in all areas.

 After her interview, the headteacher predicted she would inspire students in the English department.

 Pondering her success, she re-read the faded note from the friend who changed her life.

 “Be the person you can be.  Throw out all the garbage that’s holding you back.”

Do unto others – 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.

camping

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

Do unto others

The two girls were sniggering and my heart sank.  My belongings were outside, soaking wet.  Their final act in a week of harassment.

 At breakfast, we were given the plan for the last day at camp.  A treasure hunt in the woods.  I made notes on my copy and smiled to myself when they snatched it.

 I followed my tormentors to the dilapidated wooden building.  Slamming the door behind them, I slid a stout branch through the rusty bolt rings.

 They got back as the coaches were leaving.  Good for them!  I didn’t want them to suffer.  Or did I?