Unfortunately, I had surgery last week and was not able to get to as many stories as I would have liked. I apologize if you read mine, and I didn’t return the favor. I’ll try to do better this week! As always, a giant thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her weekly dedication. This week’s photo prompt comes from Dale Rogerson. My story is a reflection of the current epidemic, completely avoidable with modern medicine. It’s easy to forget that measles once killed a million people a year. As always I welcome honest, constructive feedback.
A Light In The Window
Shivering, Trina held her hands before dying embers; the heat barely warmed her icy fingers. She blew the ash in hopes of stoking a flame.
Her brothers and parents were long gone, but she could still see her mother’s tears as Father led her away––
“Come dear, there is nothing else we can do. The measles; we must leave here.”
“Hey Joe! Look at the top floors of the Hubbard building; do you see that light?”
“Don’t be silly; it’s been abandoned for a hundred-and-fifty years! It’s just lights off the snow.”
“Don’t leave me!” Trina cried, year after year.
(Exactly 100 words)
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