Friday Fictioneers – The Escape

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Maria’s eyes darted anxiously from the tracks to the door leading outside.  Would the train come in time?

“Momma, where’re we goin?”  Matthew was a bundle of energy and had asked the same question at least six times.

“To Grandma’s, sweetie”

“Where’s Papa?”

She glanced at her son as he kicked his legs in the seat next to her.  “I don’t know, baby.”

“But, I want Papa!”  Tears sprang greedily to his eyes as he glared at her.

“I know, love.”  Tears welled in her own eyes.

I don’t know if I can do this on my own.


Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end.  This one came in at 98 words.

Click on the blue froggy to read other amazing 100-word stories!

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