Posts tagged ‘runaway’

The Runaway Kid

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 February 2020

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

He was lost and found his way back. He knocked on the door but there was no answer. Since it was Sunday, everybody must be at church.

Sitting on the front porch step, he waited for them to come home.

It was crashing his dad’s car into a pole that made him run away and join a cult. In the beginning he felt he belonged until one of the leaders started molesting him.

He hoped he’d be forgiven, but not quite sure. Once his family arrived, however, all doubts vanished.

“Billy!” his mom called out as they rushed to him.

February 5, 2020 at 11:26 am 30 comments

Brief Encounter

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 5 May 2017

Sandra Crook

Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

Sheldon found the young runaway in Union Square shivering in the cold winter evening.

When the 40-year-old bachelor invited her to stay the night at his place, she accepted to his surprise.

She barely touched the pizza he offered. She was so tired all she wanted was to lie down and sleep.

At that moment, she was forbidden fruit ready for the taking.

“Do whatever you want,” she said, “just don’t wake me up.”

Sheldon left to work the night shift. When he returned, she was gone.

“Thanks for being considerate,” she scribbled on the bathroom mirror. “Stay cool, Emma.”

May 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm 48 comments

Chance Encounter

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 April 2016

 J. Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J. Hardy Carroll

After a chance encounter, Brian and Ashley knew they’d own the night.

He was a homeless veteran who just returned from Afghanistan.

She was a runaway.

In a dim-lit corner of an abandoned building, they sat and talked and shared a joint.

Brian was glad to be out of the war.

Ashley had it with her stepdad who tried to rape her.

Soon they started making out.

“Ashley, if you ask me to stop now, I can’t.”

She didn’t say a word and let passion take over.

At dawn, they parted ways unsure of what the new day would bring.

April 6, 2016 at 10:14 am 28 comments

The Runaway at the Subway Station

photo credit: animeroxxx-deviant
I was down the steps leading to the subway platform when a young girl approached me and said she hadn’t eaten all day and needed money for food. She asked if I had a dollar to spare.

I looked at her intently. She must be twelve or thirteen years old. She had a round face and light brown eyes. Right then and there, I figured she was a runaway. It wasn’t her clothes that gave her away. They were clean and spotless. It was her sneakers that had seen better days.

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September 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm 12 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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