This flash fiction Friday event is both fun and a great writing exercise. A picture prompt, a 100-word story that links dozens of awesome writer bloggers! Thank you, Rochelle Wishoff-Fields!
Here’s my fourth attempt entitled “Silence”.
PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Ted Strutz
The whirring in my mouth was goose-flesh inducing, but I had already tucked it away in the past. I was already on the docked ferry, its yawning mouth mimicking my own. I was already alone, far from the crying, whining, screaming—all that ruckus that made the noise in my cavity a welcome respite.
By the time Gus found out I was missing, I’d be far away. Huddled in a cozy, silent room.
Let Gus handle the ruckus for the rest of the week. Four days of peace was all I wanted. I deserved as much.
Then I’d return.
That story draws from personal need. Almost always when I ride the train to work, I think of going down to the terminal station at the port of Piraeus and board any outbound ship. Just be left to my own devices for a few days. Not talk to a living soul. Just silence.
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