The Great Escape

FLASH FRIDAY CHALLENGE: 98 WORDS
PHOTO PROMPT © SANDRA CROOK

Kimmy hugs her knees tightly as she balances on the steep rooftop, glaring at the old foster home. A shiver creeps down her spine. She holds herself tighter.

How much longer before they notice she’s missing? What will happen if she’s caught?

A siren echoes throughout the darkening sky. A distress signal to alert the village of a lost child. She’s no longer safe. But then, she hadn’t been safe for months.

She leaps across cottage tops as she makes her way to the next town, fueled by fear, adrenaline and desperation. Carrying nothing but her teddy bear.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. I hope she finds safety! You convey her fear well.

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    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Thank you! She’s a resilient child. The odds are in her favor! ☺️ appreciate your time!

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Dread to think what she is running away from. Hope she makes it. Good story.

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    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Thanks Iain. Not the direction I thought I would take. That’s for sure. I’m sure she will prevail!

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  3. Dear Laura,

    You left us hanging from the rooftops. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Thanks Rochelle. Appreciate it!

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  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Such a haunting tale. Beautifully done.

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    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Thanks for reading. Appreciate the feedback!

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  5. gahlearner says:

    Heartbreaking story–to think what she’s running away from. I hope she finds safety.

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    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      I’m sure by now she’s long gone! ☺️ thanks for reading!

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  6. Michael Wynn says:

    Great sense of fer and desperation. I hope she finds sanctuary

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    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Thanks Michael! She’s got the determination too! She’ll be just fine!

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  7. Dale says:

    Well done, Laura! You really grabbed me and then left me hanging!

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    1. Maddie's Mama says:

      Wow thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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