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Waiting: Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers Challenge


He played in the puddles as he waited. This was his third day at his new school.

Momma was so happy when they moved here. He remembers their first night when she pulled him close and told him, “We are safe now baby. We don’t have to worry anymore.”

He was not sure what she meant by that or why she decided to move all the way out here, so he simply hugged her back as she tucked in his covers.

He continues playing when he sees his mom pull up.

She smiles, hugs him and ask, “how was your day?”

He replies, “It was fun. I met some more friends.”

They get into the car and head home.

She smiles at him through the rearview mirror thinking to herself, they are finally safe and they will never have to live in fear again.

She is completely unaware of what lies ahead.



This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jessica Haines. Thank you Jessica for our photo prompt!




For the Love of the Game: FFFAW


My name is Justin.

I’ve been playing soccer since I was 7 years old.

Soccer keeps me sane.

When I’m on the field, I don’t think about anything else.

My parents divorce.

My brother’s addiction.

My best friend’s bruises.

Soccer is my life.

I can’t imagine not being able to play.

That is why I didn’t tell anyone about my leg.

It had been hurting for a while. You get hurt in soccer. I’ll be fine.

The pain didn’t go away.

I couldn’t tell anyone.

I need to be able to play soccer.

I woke up and I couldn’t get out of bed.

My parents rushed me to the hospital.

It was the first time in months that Mom and Dad were in the same room.

The six letter word no kid wants to hear.

I might even lose my leg.

I won’t be playing soccer.

Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers