Friday, August 11, 2017

#writingprompt

With the summer sun just peeking over the horizon, the swing set was empty. She sat down uncomfortably on the narrow seat that wrapped around her thighs and pushed off. She didn't want to go too high, but she wanted a chance to feel what the other kids seemed to feel, flying above the ground with their hair streaming out behind them. During the day, she didn't go to the park because ...

5 comments:

Nick Wilford said...

...her cruel alcoholic mother kept her imprisoned and made her scrub the floor. She gazed out the window at the park, longing for the freedom that would only come when Mom took off for her nightly jaunts that invariably ended in her being brought home by police.

Sorry, got a bit grim there!

Stephanie Faris said...

She lost a child and the children there remind her of her own loss?

John and Tyrean Martinson said...

I think the tone was a bit grim here, anyway, so I understand!

cleemckenzie said...

people stared at the hairless girl with scars on her head. It was only after dark that hair didn't matter and she could imagine the feel of it streaming behind her. She pumped higher and left thoughts of tomorrow's hospital visit behind her.

Tara Tyler R said...

... I could turn to ash. The kids at school tease me for my blanched skin and long sleeves and pants in steamy weather. Sometimes I wish I was a regular human kid and not a vampire...

that was fun! thanks for the prompt!

ps - i gave you an award!

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