Stowaway Girl

Posted: March 29, 2017 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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Tasha sat inside the dark crate, feeling the motion of the waves far below, hearing the shouts of the crew. Nobody would find her here.

For so long, she waited for her chance, for her moment to slip away. Then it had come – an open doorway, a sliver of light in the darkness.

She had run, run until she could see the sea spread out before her like a glistening mirror, the ships buzzing like white and blue bees around the harbour.

The horn sounded and she smiled, feeling the ship lurch away from the dock.

She was free.

Word Count: 99

This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for running the challenge and Fatima Fakier Deria for providing the prompt photo!

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    A chance to getaway and start again. I hope she makes it to a better life.

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  2. beautyswot says:

    freedom at last! I wish her well

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  3. kittysverses says:

    A tale told well. Let her enjoy her freedom!

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  4. gahlearner says:

    An exciting story, great pace. I hope she makes it.

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  5. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    “an open doorway, a sliver of light in the darkness.” so much optimism in this line. I liked this story

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  6. Here’s hoping she finds freedom all she dreams of — and that she’s discovered in time.

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  7. granonine says:

    One thinks of human trafficking, and hopes that she does find freedom, indeed.

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  8. Nice descriptions. Very uplifting take on the prompt. You surprised me.

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  9. Michael Wynn says:

    Nice optimistic take on the prompt, well done. I hope she makes it.

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  10. amiewrites74 says:

    Lovely story of optimism and hope.

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