Flash Fiction Friday: Because She Knows

photo-20160710104115772

This is my contribution to this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Photo thanks to Phylor.

“When does it leave again?”

The corners of Katie’s mouth curled. She looked over to the driver’s seat. Her dad stared out at the small, green train station. “1:30”.

“Trains are so unreliable. I think it would be best if I just drove you.”

“All the way to Stanford?” she stifled a chuckle.

“I’ve always wanted to visit California.”

The laugh burst from her. “You? In California?”

“Well…”

Katie reached over and grabbed his hand. “I’ll be OK. All my life, you made sure of that.”

Tears streaked his cheeks. “This isn’t right. Your mom…”

“We hugged, we kissed, we cried. She couldn’t handle this. You know that.”

A whistle sounded in the distance.

“It’s time,” she sighed.

“I’m proud of you, you know that?”

“I do. Remember, I do this alone, or I won’t be able to do it.”

He nodded. She kissed his cheek.

She walked away, and looked back to see him standing outside. That was why she knew she could do this. Because she knew her daddy loved her.

______________________________________________________________

Flash Fiction Friday! I clocked in at 173 words. I seem to be going in the wrong direction here. Instead of getting shorter, the stories are getting longer.

Drop me a line and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

______________________________________________________________

I would love to discuss this story and more with you. You can Contact me through email, or Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.

Need a good story? Join my New story Email Group and get my two Scifi short stories as a gift!

Or join my Developing Story Email Group and be in the know of new and developing stories.

 

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday: Because She Knows

Start a Conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s