A Reminder

Photo (c) Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

A Reminder

Words 102

The road ahead was steep and endless.

The walls closed in, suffocating her.

She spied a crack, a ray of hope.

Her breath eased.

She hurried towards it.

A sheer cliff.

Another dead end.

Or was it a sign?

To give in.

To jump.

“Mamma, should we count to three?” Her trusting innocence shone through the black eye.


“Should we go back?”


“Then let’s walk on.” She tugged her.

“It’s dark and unknown. What if we…you get tired?”

“We’ll go slowly. One step at a time.”


“Have you forgotten our song Mamma?”

“Which song?”

We shall overcome, some day.


Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting the challenge and the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.


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35 thoughts on “A Reminder”

  1. You know sometimes strength comes from people around you than with in when you are torn and hurt, and more than that its so easy to break in wen a child is also suffering and you are responsible for bringing her/him in…yet people around you are like hot air balloons holding your hand and letting you fly in the air, this hand holding can save lives…..and thank to such good people who stand around like a rock……
    We shall overcome some day………
    lovely, yet heartbreaking…

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  2. Glad she didn’t jump with her child. I know some adults believe their lives are hopeless and they choose suicide, but at least give your children a shot at living. Don’t take them with you. Of course, once a parent takes their own life, in a way, they’ve already destroyed their child’s too.

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