Friday Fictioneers – Hiding

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

The children are hiding. Again. Perhaps they think if they can’t see us, we can’t see them.

Lily can’t crouch. Her rigid spine forbids it. And so, she will be taken first. The art of concealment is less about being invisible than about blending-in.

Kids like to stand out. But not in ways that make them different. Lily is too different to survive.

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Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

52 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Hiding

  1. A grim way of expressing a truth about childhood. Fortunately, being different isn’t quite such an automatic death sentence as your story conjures up, although – personal experience – it can be pretty tough.

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