Her mama told Nara to stay below deck. She peeked through a tiny window at the people on shore. Their singsong voices drifted as they greeted one another, as vendors hawked their wares in the colorful market. Will this be the place? Returning to sit amongst her sisters, the gentle bobbing of the boat and the light breeze lulled her to sleep. Her dreams soon turned to nightmares though, 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.