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August 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm 38 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 26 August 2022

Brenda Cox
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When little Annie had to go to the restroom, Laila directed Alvin to a vacant seat.

“Stay here and don‘t move until we come back,” she told her son.

After waiting for minutes, Alvin started feeling antsy.

“What’s taking them so long?“ he wondered.

It was at this moment when a woman approached.

“Come, your mother sends me to pick you up,” she said leading him to a car outside the busy market.

Before Alvin realized what was happening, it was too late.


AMBER alert didn’t help. It was the hidden GPS tracker in his pocket that eventually saved him.

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38 Comments Add your own

  • 1. creatingahome  |  August 24, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Thank God for the GPs.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:20 am

      creatingahome:

      i guess the mother got her money’s worth investing in that gps. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. neilmacdon  |  August 24, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Lucky kid

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    • 6. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:20 am

      neil:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 7. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  August 24, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Easily done, poor kid, glad he was found.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:19 am

      shrawley:

      me too.

      Reply
  • 9. Iain Kelly  |  August 25, 2022 at 2:06 am

    A parent’s worst nightmare. Thankfully not as easy to do these days as in the past, but still tragic when it does happen.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:19 am

      iain:

      we can’t be too careful nowadays. every parent must do everything possible to protect her child.

      Reply
  • 11. Bear  |  August 25, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Creepy! Especially about GPS tagging a child! Too “Orwell” like for me. Great story!

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:19 am

      jellico:

      it’s a new world out there. 🙂

      Reply
      • 13. Bear  |  August 26, 2022 at 5:28 am

        Yes, it is.

        Reply
  • 15. Bill  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Saved by the tracker. Well done.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:24 am

      bill:

      i guess it becomes more than a necessity than a luxury nowadays.

      Reply
      • 17. Bill  |  August 25, 2022 at 3:56 pm

        It would certainly help in many situations. 🙂

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        • 18. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 8:14 pm

          bill:

          i know. 🙂

          Reply
  • 19. Keith's Ramblings  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:51 am

    What a relief, it could have ended so badly.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      keith:

      indeed. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Russell Gayer  |  August 25, 2022 at 11:49 am

    A bit too close for comfort. I’m glad there was a happy ending to this attempted child abduction.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      russell:

      i can’t end it any other way. i love happy ending. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Alicia Jamtaas  |  August 25, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Isn’t it sad that we have to do things like this? Leave children alone! I was almost kidnapped when I was a kid. Thank goodness my parents had instilled DO NOT GO ANYWHERE WITH STRANGERS in all our minds.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      alicia:

      sound advice to follow nowadays.

      Reply
  • 25. msjadeli  |  August 25, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Excellent idea to hide gps devices on kids. Back when my kids were young we depended on the grace of God to keep them safe.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  August 25, 2022 at 8:14 pm

      msjadeli:

      better than keep them on a leash. 🙂

      Reply
      • 27. msjadeli  |  August 25, 2022 at 9:12 pm

        For sure!

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        • 28. plaridel  |  August 26, 2022 at 8:46 am

          msjadeli:

          🙂

          Reply
  • 29. James McEwan  |  August 26, 2022 at 1:02 am

    We had a kidnapping in our school, but it turned out okay when the teacher woke him up.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  August 26, 2022 at 8:46 am

      james:

      whew! what a relief! 🙂

      Reply
  • 31. Bernadette Braganza  |  August 26, 2022 at 6:12 am

    I guess about the only time a GPS proved invaluable.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  August 26, 2022 at 8:46 am

      bernadette:

      like everything else, it has its pros and cons. 🙂

      Reply
  • 33. granonine  |  August 26, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Oh, thank goodness for the GPS! You had my heart pounding for a minute there 🙂

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    • 34. plaridel  |  August 30, 2022 at 10:39 am

      linda:

      thank for reading and commenting as always. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 35. rochellewisoff  |  August 28, 2022 at 6:20 am

    Dear Plaridel

    Thank goodness for the GPS in his pocket. Good thinking on the mother’s part. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS on a grammatical note: “she told his son” should be her son.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  August 30, 2022 at 10:39 am

      rochelle:

      what a generous comment. thanks also for spotting that grammatical error. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 37. Brenda's Thoughts  |  August 28, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Oh my goodness, that was a roller coaster ride with a satisfying ending. Well done! So glad they found him. (whew)

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    • 38. plaridel  |  August 30, 2022 at 10:39 am

      brenda:

      what a happy ending indeed. 🙂

      Reply

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