My Brother’s Keeper ~ Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers prompt for 17 October 2014.

What is Friday Fictioneers? Rochelle presents a challenge to write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end, based upon a picture that she provides on her blog.

Here is today’s picture prompt (below):

FF Photo Prompt ©Douglas M. MacIlroy

FF Photo Prompt ©Douglas M. MacIlroy

My Brother’s Keeper

Word Count: 99

Genre: Fiction

I knew he’d been planning to leave. That he did it so suddenly, without warning is what threw me off. It’s a year later and nothing’s changed in the room that was his prison. The ladder is still at the window and the shell compass. “Use it to come find me”, he said, the day before he jumped off the ladder into another dimension.

One where school gym teachers didn’t tell you that it was okay or that they’d hurt your little brother too if you ever told anyone.

I wonder if these shells point in the right direction…?

©KbT
15 October 2014

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18 thoughts on “My Brother’s Keeper ~ Friday Fictioneers

    • I think I may be preening a little and thank you Dear B. It’s bloody difficult for me to stop at 100 words, so I love the discipline required for Rochelle’s FF prompts.

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  1. Dear Karin,

    Where’s my penny?

    (This was/is and excellent story. Soft and subtle at first and then hard as diamonds and subtle as an atom bomb at its conclusion. Very well written.)

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • Hi Doug, (I may have to change that as the Canadian Mint is no longer making the penny!)
      Thank you so much for visiting and your comment. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to convey the entire story as I’d imagined it. I find it VERY hard to limit myself to 100 words and so am really pleased you liked it.
      Take care, ~ kei

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