Aisha dreamed of marrying Sammid, but she was promised to her cousin, Jovan. Aisha and Sammid were drawn to each other. After a night of passion, Aisha found herself pregnant. She knew she must run or risk the wrath of her family. Arriving in the nearest, safest country, she declared “Asylum!” Agonizing months later, her claim was approved. She was resettled to a third country where she delivered her baby. Time passed and Aisha began to relax.
Waiting for a bus, a man sidled up beside her.
“I thought I’d never find you,” Sammid whispered. Aisha melted into his embrace.
The piece of flash fiction is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was taken by J. Hardy Carroll.
If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit HERE.