Her mama told Nara to stay below deck. Nara peeked from the window at the crowds on shore. Singsong voices drifted on the breeze as young and old greeted one another. Vendors hawked their wares in the colorful market.
Will this be the place?
Returning to sit among her sisters, the gentle bobbing of the boat and the light breeze lulled her to sleep. Her dreams turned to nightmares of violence and hunger.
A mechanical whirr woke her. Nara jumped to the window. The boat headed out to sea as the moon rose over another place they were not wanted.
“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 photo was provided by Gah Learner.