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):
My Brother’s Keeper
Word Count: 99
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…?
15 October 2014