Looking Back

working-template-for-ff-challenges90.pngTake two for the Carrot Ranch January 3, 2019, flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a character who looks back. It can be a metaphorical reflection or a glance in the rear-view mirror. Who is looking back, and why? Go where the prompt leads. Earlier the prompt led me to a self imposed writing exercise with a 99 word by product. Now I am led back to The Fold, relying on those characters again. Yikes, not an original idea yet in 2019!

 

Looking Back

“I have to settle gran-mere’s estate. Such as it is.”

He watched her zip her duffle bag. She was a light packer. And an impulsive traveler.

“Can’t you handle this over the phone, or email?”

“I’d rather do it in person. It’s not that far. I shouldn’t be gone long.”

He and Hope stood on the porch in silence, watching her go.

She glanced in the rearview, then stopped. She backed up, turned the truck off.

“I bet Luciene would be willing to care for the animals. If you and Hope wanna go with me?”

Hope’s smile said yes.

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13 thoughts on “Looking Back

  1. Pingback: Looking Back « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

    • Thanks, it’s good to know it works on its own. If you’re interested in these people they have their own page entitled “The Fold”. This family originated from a Carrot Ranch 99 word prompt from way back. They keep showing up. Ernest and Marge cross back and forth from six sentence prompts to 99 words pretty evenly, but this family has only responded to Carrot Ranch prompts. Must be the farm-ranch connection.

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