I hope you are well and ready for some more Flash Fiction. As always, we are given our photo prompt by our wonderful Friday Fictioneer leader, Rochelle . Life is super busy at the moment with family and rehearsals for Spamalot the musical. So here is my attempt for this week. I hope you enjoy it.
PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Only A Stone’s Throw Away
I smile as I watch the fair haired boy from afar.
A stone skims the surface of the water, once… twice…three times and then sinks to the bottom.
He grins, revealing perfect little white teeth. He glances back to where his parents are but they’re not watching.
He steps into the rippling water.
Small arms flail, he loses his balance and disappears from sight.
I follow him into the murky water as fast as I can.
I place his dripping limp body on the river bank.
He takes his first breath, coughing and spitting out water as panicked voices draw close.
Wide blue eyes stare up at me.
“It’s not your time little one.” I whisper as I fade away.
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