Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Wander on an Instinct


wpid-photo-20150323193545609Chrissy wandered the streets of San Francisco. She didn’t know what she was looking for other than an instinct that told her that this was the place.

Her feet ached as she slowly sat down on a bench. She had been walking two days from the Sacramento Train Station with all her belongings in the backpack on her back. She sobbed. I don’t know what I’m doing here. I don’t even know if they’re still alive.

An inner voice replied firmly. No, you cannot give up. You’ve come all this way, you’ve never come so close. You cannot give up. 

She was flat broke, her foster family never gave her a dime and they took away every penny she’d ever earned. She even had to pawn away her priceless guitar for a train ticket from Chicago to Sacramento.

“Are you alright?” A woman sat down next to her.

She nodded and looked up. Her eyes widened at the stranger. She was exactly how Chrissy remembered with their similar large brown eyes and curly honey-color hair. “Mom?”

(~175 Words)

I am participating in Priceless Joy’s fairly-new flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above. 

28 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Wander on an Instinct

    • Ha ha, nice gif and thanks for reading! I am not sure what will happen next. She’ll probably ask why her mother abandoned her and her mother probably will explain and ask for her forgiveness. Then mother-daughter reunite and happily ever after??? Or it can go the other way where the mother begs for forgiveness and the daughter don’t give a damn. I don’t think it will have a happy ending though because what kind of mother abandons their own kid? And leave them to suffer at a foster family?

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  1. Yinglan, I wanted to take this opportunity to stop by and tell you how pleased I am that you are part of the FFfAW Challenge writing group. I love reading your stories and you add a special component to the weekly challenges. Thank you for your continued participation and I hope you will continue. I look forward to reading your future stories. ((Hugs)) PJ

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