Friday Fictioneer: The Betrayal

Sam watched his family, unnoticed from his perch outside the kitchen. He could see the dad giving the boy advice and the mom fixing their dinner. He loved these people. He had lived with them his whole life and he would never do anything to harm them. Obviously they didn’t feel the same way about him and it broke his heart. When he saw the Pest Control van parked out front he knew what he had to do.

Sam sent word to a cousin down south and packed his bags. Without saying goodbye he left the only home he had ever known.

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.


93 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: The Betrayal

  1. An insect with a heart! You conveyed the feeling of sad betrayal nicely Dawn, and such an original twist on the prompt 🙂


  2. Poor Sam. You had me going there, Dawn. You know sometimes I feel pretty bad about bugs after I squash them. My son always rescues them though. I guess he didn’t get that from me. 🙂


  3. Poor Sam, the rejection is heartbreaking. I like this as a nice little story but also it can be read as a bit of a metaphor where Sam represents those unfortunates that society just won’t let in and turns its back on. Nice work Dawn.


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