Monday, June 17, 2013

{home} a five sentence fiction prompt

Lillie McFerrin Writes

 

 As the town car rolled into town, her little face remained glued to the window memorising every possible image she could during their long journey home.

Slowing to a stop outside the Doctors surgery, a crowd of people surged toward the car frightening her in their eagerness to catch a small glimpse.

“It’s okay Rose” her mum patted her on the arm, “it looks as though nearly all of your cousins have come to town to welcome you home, at long last.”

“My cousins?” Rosie stared in wonder at the sea of strange faces staring into the car, it had been 7 long years away from this small town and her family had grown in both height and numbers.

With every letter received from her cousins over the years, she had dreamed of the day she would return home and be a part of this huge family once more; now the day had arrived, she was terrified to step outside and let that dream come true.

3 comments:

LittleWhiteDove said...

Awww, poor little Rosie. All the warm snuggly family feels are overwhelming - understandably too! I hope when you finish this, even if you don't publish, you at least bind it up in a book for your family to have. It's such a beautifully evocative telling of the story xx

Barbara A Mizzoni Young said...

Great story. A creative take on the prompt.

Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

Donna B. McNicol said...

Oh my, I want to know more!!!