It was time for her children to return from school. Walking toward the front door, Lydia glanced at the mirror which hung in the hall. Instead of seeing her reflection, an image appeared of the ramshackle house she grew up in. It had been demolished years before. Moving closer to the mirror, she spied a little girl, dressed in rags, shivering on the front steps.
Lydia’s husband came up behind her and looked over her shoulder. She said, “Take care of the kids. I’ll be gone awhile. This one’s personal.”
Passing through the mirror, Lydia stood before the little girl.
One of my fantastical wishes is to possess the ability to travel back in time and change the outcome of major and personal events. I know what you’re thinking, the butterfly effect and all that. But, my imaginings are simple and the results are always good! =)
“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story, using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. This week’s beautiful photo was provided by Dawn M. Miller. It has been a lot of fun to join this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! For more stories, click HERE.