Friday Fictioneers – Footprint

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

There’s a footprint in the rock, and a tingle as I tentatively step my own foot into it. The fit is perfect. A long stride, and then another—this person was running. Towards something, or away? In hope or in fear? I’ll never know. Their tracks are here, fossilized across millennia, but the emotions have dispersed in a puff of chemical breeze.

“Ben,” I say, wanting to share this ache of ignorance with him. And then I stop, looking at him in a piercing moment of loneliness. I have no clue what this living, breathing man is feeling either.

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

41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Footprint

  1. Strangely, I first thought of Robinson Crusoe, and then I found myself carried to future, with someone looking back at fossil records of today.

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