Flight

The couple strolled along the jetty breathing in the balmy sea air.  It smelled like freedom when the pink boat caught Carmen’s eye.

“Henry, that’s it!” she declared.  

Money was exchanged, and the seller even threw in his bike.  A handy tool for when the couple pulled into ports along the Atlantic coast.  

Packed up and pushed out to sea, Carmen enjoyed the feel of the wind in her hair and the droplets of sea water on her face.  Relief washed over her.  

It would take days before the neighbors discovered what was missing and what was left behind.

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It took a while for this one. But, it finally arrived and 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 provided by C.E. Ayr.

If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers, or read their stories for this week, visit here.

Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, stay well!

36 Comments Add yours

  1. draliman says:

    Ooh, I wonder what is missing and what was left behind? A mystery! She’s escaped, anyway.

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    1. Yep, they got clean away…for now. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Ooo very intriguing! I’m dying to know what they were fleeing!

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    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed the story! Maybe there will be a sequel. 🙂

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      1. Oo now that would be good! 🙂

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  3. subroto says:

    I liked the ‘smell of freedom’ and made more intriguing by their sudden flight.

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    1. Thank you so much. 🙂 I’m glad you found the story intriguing.

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  4. Dear Brenda,

    It all sounded like good clean fun until the twist at the end. Nice misdirect.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you so much, Rochelle. I was aiming for a misdirect and glad it worked. 🙂

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  5. Intriguing tale, I wasn’t quite clear whether the couple did a bunk from their on land house, or whether they were robbed at sea. Needs be a longer story perhaps ?

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    1. That’s the one-hundred word thing (haha). Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. lolaWi says:

    a cool escape i’d say. for now. 🙂

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    1. That’s the key … for now (haha). Thank you for stopping by, Wi!

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  7. plaridel says:

    for now they can run but can’t hide forever. enjoy while it lasts. 🙂

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    1. Wise words, Plaridel. They should before they’re caught. 🙂

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Subtly sinister! I foresee a European arrest warrant in the near future…

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    1. A very good possibility! 🙂

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  9. msjadeli says:

    Entertaining story with a mystery left behind.

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    1. I’m so glad you found it entertaining, Lisa, and thanks for letting me know! 🙂

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      1. msjadeli says:

        My pleasure!

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  10. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooooo an escape not a holiday. Sounds like she got away with… murder perhaps?

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    1. Maybe both (haha). Love to leave a mystery! 🙂

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  11. Ah, great last line! Left me wondering just what they had done. Nice take on the photo prompt, Brenda.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan. I’m glad to leave you intrigued! 🙂

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  12. Dora says:

    I imagine it was a relief to escape irate neighbors missing more than a few items! Fun story, Brenda!

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    1. Yes, they will certainly not be pleased with Carmen and Henry. 🙂 Thank you for commenting!

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  13. Dale says:

    What a great way to leave us wanting more, Brenda! Good one.

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    1. I’m so glad to leave you wanting more. Thanks so much, Dale! 🙂

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  14. Tannille says:

    Ooo the quick get away. Intriguing! Well done B!

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    1. I’m very glad you were intrigued! 🙂

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  15. notestowomen says:

    Very intriguing tale, Brenda. It went from light-hearted to sinister. Inquiring minds want to know what was left behind.

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    1. I’m so glad you were intrigued. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

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      1. notestowomen says:

        I was and you’re welcome 🙂

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  16. Nobbinmaug says:

    Ooh, mysterious. You’ve left me wondering what she’s escaping, and if she’s escaping alone or with Henry.

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    1. I love a good mystery. She does take Henry with her, don’t worry. 🙂

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