This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jessica Haines.
Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words).
He didn’t want to go home. He’d rather stand out in the rain and jump puddles. That was more fun than home. Anything was more fun than home.
He looked up from splashing water with the toe of his shoe, but he didn’t see the familiar brown car. Relief in the name of joy filled him.
Rain dripped down his hood, splattering onto his face. Rain was good. Water was fun. He liked swimming.
A car splashed down the road and stopped, window down.
Sheriff Conway smiled. “Nice backpack.”
“I see.” He leaned an elbow on the open window. “You want a ride home?”
“She asked me to take you to Mickie D’s for dinner.”
Jimmy ran around and jumped into the passenger seat of the police car. “Can we use the siren?”
He let the boy blast the siren once then shut it off, putting the car into drive. This was the part of the job he hated.
Mommy wasn’t coming home again.