It’s been a long time, looking at photo prompts each week and feeling stuck. This one just spoke to me, and the story wrote itself in ten minutes–– a sweet spot, after a long dry spell. Great shot, Russell! If you’d like to read more stories, or join in, check out Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s blog, Addicted to Purple. As always, honest constructive feedback is appreciated; please leave a comment.
End of the Road
Maggie lifted the last box and headed for the door. Her back ached from loading the meager but heavy belongings from the crumbling house.
“John, can you take this one to the truck; I need a minute.”
“Take your time.” Her husband ran is hand down her back, glanced around, and left her alone.
Years of financial struggles, no health insurance, and job worries had lead to a steady disregard for home repairs, in the house they bought when they married.
Now there was no hope.
“It’s all in the toilet,” she murmured as she walked out into the cold.
(exactly 100 words)
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