Friday Fictioneers: Crossing into a New Life

Lulu rolled her bag through the tunnel. She caught herself about to yell at the boys to hurry up but she remembered the need to hurry had passed. Now on the last leg of their journey, there was time to take in the sights.

“Look boys, see the trains below!” Her eight and ten year old began to jump up and down. “Whoa! Cool!” they sing-songed.

Lulu looked lovingly at each boy. She could see traces of their father in them. She said a silent prayer that they only had inherited his looks. She kneeled down between them and hugged them tight.

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PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. Ayr

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42 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Crossing into a New Life

  1. Looks like they’ve escaped. I just hope they haven’t slowed down too soon. Better to carry on running a bit further just to be sure. I liked the way this story left me worrying for this on a”just when you thought it as safe,” basis

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  2. Haunting and powerful, Dawn. You’ve really captured that bittersweet departure. Horrible that it’s not fiction for so many. Love this bit: “She caught herself about to yell at the boys to hurry up but she remembered the need to hurry had past.” But, that last word should be passed vs past.

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