Friday Fictioneers: The Getaway Plan

“Okay, what do you think of this plan?” Her therapist says. “You got your trailer and camping supplies stashed somewhere, right?” She nods. “Wait an hour or two after lights out before getting in your truck, drive to the spot you stashed your supplies, and get as far as you can.”

As her therapist speaks, her heart pounds and thoughts flood her brain. Can I really do this? Can I really leave my house and the life I’ve lived the last two decades and start over just to escape my mother’s daily emotional torment?

“Does this sound like a plan?”

(100 words)

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24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Getaway Plan

      1. Oh trust me, I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and though the fantasy of it all is super enticing, I just can’t bring myself to leave my largest asset (the house) behind.

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      2. Yes, I can very well imagine the allure. But perhaps your mom is also your asset except that she has clung too tightly to you and has suffocated your independence

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  1. Um , camping… Save money. Buy only essentials until you can afford a room with a view. 😉 I was on recent fabricated spree. I found a cottage near the sea, 15 minutes from home with less comfort, so I came back home. I’ve not left the house either. Ha Ha. Fantasy trips are cheaper and there are no bugs in a tent

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  2. Realistic for all too many, though I would like to hope there were shelters and safer places to go to than into a wilderness (that is, if the escapee was not versed and comfortable being alone in the wild), where one may become a beacon of vulnerability of another kind. But, yes, if not safe, find a way out.

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    1. I agree and very true. If one is not well versed with the wilderness, it can be a scary place, though I have a feeling the narrator of this story is someone who loves the wilderness and quite comfortable in this setting.

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    1. Thank you. I think change is what makes us human. After all, humans didn’t use to be sedentary creatures. I’m a fan of the Eagles though I can’t say I ever listen to their lyrics closely, I mostly just pay attention to the music. What’s the name of the song?

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