Homecoming – Part 3

Copyright-John Nixon

100 words:

Kelsey gazed between branches at Jim’s gaunt features. She remembered the first time she ever laid eyes on him. She remembered everything. Their journey had more twists than the limbs holding her. She wondered why Grant had brought her here, now. Why this prison? Tentatively, she reached a hand through curving trunks. Jim turned away. That made sense. She had failed him utterly.

“Jim, I – ” she stopped. Just like that he disappeared, again! “I promise, I will find you,” she whispered hoarsely.

Her eyelids popped open. Jim lay there on the bed next to her, their fingers entwined.

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The above is my March 26, 2014 entry to Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle for heading up this weekly challenge and to John Nixon for the photo prompt. Be sure to check out the other entries:



47 replies »

  1. Dear Judah,

    That’s the kind of dream to wake from. In all honesty, I don’t follow serials. Too many stories to read in one week to keep a thread in my head. Happily this one beautifully stands alone.




  2. Whew, what an intricate and thought-provoking dream! I had to go back to the previous parts to refresh my memory. This is such a suspenseful tale. I can’t wait to see what happens next!


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