Building A Life Together
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 July 2016
Eric was homeless looking for a place to sleep when he saw the shopping cart in the parking lot.
It reminded him when he was a kid with his mom at the store buying groceries. They were so happy then. Finally, his dad was coming home from Afghanistan.
What they didn’t expect was he’d be arriving earlier than scheduled in a casket.
His mom went into depression and took her own life leaving him to abusive relatives.
“You’re abandoned no more,” he told the shopping cart putting his meager possessions in it. “You and I will build a life together.”