Escape to the Light

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copyright-Rich Voza

Karen peered into the darkening evening.
“Isn’t Ian coming, Mummy? He said he’s my new daddy.”
“Do you like him?”
“He scares me.”
Karen had other questions but was afraid to ask them.
“Never mind, you won’t see him again.”
‘Unless this plane doesn’t move soon,’ she thought. ‘When he realises we’ve gone, what I’ve packed, he’ll be here with fury.’
She chewed on her lower lip.
Relief flooded through her as the plane taxied. ‘He can’t follow without his passport.’
“Are we going to fly into the dark Mummy?”
“No darling, we’re taking off into a bright new world.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

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21 thoughts on “Escape to the Light

  1. I am surprised by the stark similarity in our thoughts. Do check out my post. The context is exactly same ! 🙂

    Loved the last two lines. Shows the darkness they were wrapped up in.

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    • I’ll check it now. I never read others until I’ve done mine to prevent being influenced into writing the same. Thanks for your comment, I’ll come back to you soon.

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    • Hi, I’ve tried to comment on your piece but can’t seem to connect with your blog unfortunately. You’re right, it’s eerie but then I think the contrast of light and dark, the sense of flight make for good imagery and tales like this. I think you described the character’s anxiety better than me though. 🙂 Hope this gets to you.

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  2. Although the child is scared of the man, it sounds like the mother has shielded her from the worst of it. I’m glad they’re flying off to a new future far away from him. Great dialogue, very believable!

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