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.

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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.



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