Day One

by , under Fiction Prompts, Flash Fiction, Friday Fictioneers

She crouched under the bridge, cold and hungry and scared.

The only bag she’d been able to find was the Pan Am carryon her real dad had brought her as a souvenier, blue and white with a globe. She looked around her bedroom and thought of what she most cared about that would still fit into the bag. The signed Harry Potter book was probably worth money, but it was huge. Her ballerina jewlery box was way too big. Stuffed animals? No. Her journal? Would she ever want to read about that stuff again?

Her stomach growled as she shivered.


Friday Fictioneers


  1. Iain Kelly

    Suggests the stepdad is the cause of her problems. A tough road ahead for her, and not many come out the other side better off.

  2. kirizar

    Stark and a bit desperate. I’d like to hope for the best, but the picture and the words are not promising. Were you going for the bleak aspect or am I reading into things too much?

  3. Abhijit Ray

    Is she running away from home, may be place she disliked, a place where she had bad memory of? God save her from bad people who exploit children found helpless.

  4. Dale

    She sounds way too young to be able to survive out there… which means that what he had at home was worse..

  5. Anonymous

    Running away from home as a child is a terrible situation. The diary would have been her saviour, if only she knew. This a story that regurgitates so much i so few words.


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