Take Me Away

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to PurpleThe Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture*. The Key – make every word count.

The picture is worth a thousand words. Below are my one hundred.

Image © David Stewart


Take Me Away

Every morning Juliet slips out of the bed she shares with her sisters in their one-bedroom apartment. She goes outside and pulls a note from the rolled-up newspaper in the gate. She stashes it in her pocket. After her sisters leave for school she reads the note, composes her reply, then goes to the factory to clean.

My love,
I will come for you.

On her way out she puts her reply in the same newspaper.

My love,
Please take me away.

For ten years they write. When her youngest sister graduates, Samuel comes and takes Juliet away.


100 words. Fiction. Feedback is always appreciated. Click below to read other creative contributions to this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt.


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32 thoughts on “Take Me Away

    • I suppose the possible reasons for waiting are infinite. I honestly can’t answer that: I only explored Juliet’s story, not Samuel’s. Maybe he felt her responsibilities to her sisters trumped his desire to have her for his own?

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