The ground was scorched and all plant-life died. Arrangements were made to leave the planet. An older couple prepared. The wife packed what she could though not nearly everything she wanted. She tidied her house and said goodbye. She’d lived there since her birth. The husband organized his beloved gardening tools, then secured the shed. Their daughter pleaded.
“We must hurry to catch our flight.”
Her father stood looking at something on the ground. The daughter crossed the yard to see. A green plant poked through the ash. He turned and said, “Your mom and I won’t be leaving.”
“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. This week’s photo was taken by our lovely host, Rochelle. It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! Other stories can be found HERE.