Welcome to Friday Fictioneers– a most addictive weekly flash fiction challenge. Use the photo prompt to write a 100-word story and join this group of Kool Kats, from all over the world! Check out our fearless leader Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog Addicted Purple, to read more stories, learn more, or join in. The photo this week is from Lauren Moscato via Amy Reese.
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Leavin’ This House Full of Hard
When I was little, mama told me to study hard and get my diploma; said an education was the only way outta this town.
Daddy worked his whole life in the factory– gettin’ up before the sun, and comin’ home after dinner. Mama kept his food warm– leavin’ the oven door cracked to keep us warm too. I don’t think daddy ever had a fresh cooked dinner, ‘cept on Easter and Christmas.
Sometimes it seemed there was nowhere to go but down– but I got a bus ticket and my diploma, and I’m sure not lookin’ back.
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