Friday Fictioneers: Runaway Teen


PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Kelsey followed the crowd up to the street level. “Whoa,” She gasped and gazed at the tall buildings. She’s thirteen but this wasn’t her first time away from home. In fact, it’s been a regular routine since she was ten when she got adopted by Mrs. Chetworth along with ten other kids. When she returned home the last ten times she’d gone away, no one except her sister, Susie, noticed she was gone. Susie wasn’t someone who would rat out anyone.

Kelsey crossed the road, in awe of the city scenery. I might not go back this time. She thought.

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Runaway Teen

  1. There is a lot of pain between the lines of this story. I am afraid it is also behind a lot of runaways. I hope she finds a safe place before the city destroys her.

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    • I felt for her when I wrote the story because I used to have those thoughts myself when I was young but I never had the guts to carry through. I too hope she finds a safe place in the city because the city is a dog-eat-dog world.

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