Friday Fiction: The Hand

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, anyone can play.  Check out the link at the end of my story to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.


At 18 she left her small hometown, to see the world. She got a master’s degree, and a very high paying job.dsc04876

35 years later, she woke to a disturbing dream and the feeling that she’d not returned home often enough. It was time for a visit.

Her parents proudly paraded their successful daughter through the city square.

She froze in front of a statue of a man.

“This is new,” her father said. “3 weeks old.”

3 weeks ago? That was when she’d had the dream of a hand reaching for her.

Her eyes traced the leaning figure to the outstretched arm.

Just beyond the reaching hand stood her high school sweetheart.