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.


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.


10 thoughts on “Leaving home – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I hope that the taxi driver dinned out on this tale for many years. A bus driver once did the same duty for my family, when the taxis failed to turn up at a wedding🙂

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    1. Thank you for this response, Michael. The taxi driver deserved to have an appreciative audience for his good deed. I was interested to hear your story about the bus driver. It’s good to publicise that there are some genuinely caring people out there!


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