It’s time to write another piece for Friday Fictioneers! Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts this venture. 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.
Burning the past
I left home at the earliest opportunity, taking with me the expensive pair of shoes my brother had bought to wear at an interview. When I learned that he didn’t get the job, it gave me a certain sense of bitter satisfaction.
He’d never liked me. Being an only child had suited him and he wasn’t at all pleased to have a younger sister. I was glad to see the back of him and to be free of his spiteful behaviour. We didn’t keep in touch.
When I heard he’d died, I burned the shoes.
A ritual cleansing.