Friday Fictioneers: Trouble Abroad


I should’ve known, Savannah thought as she sat in the cold metal chair of a police interrogation room. She’s thirteen but appears mature for her age.

“Where’s your mother?” The cop asked in Korean, banging on the table. She understood a little bit of Korean but not enough to comprehend. The cops had picked her up in an alley after someone called about a confused girl speaking gibberish outside an eatery.

She crossed her arms, “Unless you get me a translator, I’m not answering your questions.”

What could she say anyway? My mother dragged me to Korea to ditch me?

(100 Words)

For Friday Fictioneers

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22 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Trouble Abroad

      1. I had a vague thought about child trafficking but pushed it away quickly as too horrible… although mothers have done it.

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