Finding Refuge – 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 © Dale Rogerson

Finding refuge

This was a place of peace and tranquillity.  They walked down the corridor until they reached the door that led into the gardens.

 “There she is,” the healer said.  “You will find her much improved.”

 “Is she ready to leave?” he replied.

 “You must ask her.”

 She had refused to see him on previous visits but, this time, she turned as he approached.  He knelt by her side and took her hand.

 “I’ve come to take you home.”

 “Where is that?” she asked.

 “My home.  I promise to keep you safe.”

 She gave a gentle sigh.  “I’ll come with you.”






14 thoughts on “Finding Refuge – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thank you for your response. I understand your concern but there are some clues that might reassure you. The title indicates that she is now in the position of having access to the safety and shelter that she needs. Also, on this occasion, she turns to him. This suggests that she knows and trusts him. I think she’s made the right decision!

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    1. Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you thought the story was good. I hope my response to Dale will help to convince you that she has done the right thing. Also, I think his careful approach to her demonstrates his genuine concern. I’m sure he’ll look after her!

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  1. Your story left me feeling conflicted. I felt for “him” and knew he wanted to take care of “her”, (his wife, mother). But I also felt that she may have been better off staying in “This was a place of peace and tranquility.” A story makes you think and this one did.

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