Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! We are a community of writers from around the world who post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo is by Sandra Crook. Thank you, Sandra!
Last week, I explored life, death and something in-between. This week, my subject is a little more ordinary, but still of utmost importance to one particular girl….
by Jan Brown
Whenever Ellie tried to explain her life’s ambition to her high school friends, she met with resistance and resentment. While she appreciated the countryside, she longed to experience more of the world. She applied to New York University, hoping to enjoy both college and the big city over a glorious, exciting four years.
Her boyfriend broke up with her. Her parents weren’t very supportive, either, but she had a scholarship to cover the expense. The day Ellie finally left for school, her route to the airport was blocked by a flock of sheep going the opposite direction. A perfect metaphor.
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