100 Word Wednesday: Week 99 – Leaving Home.


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Running away from home was no easy feat when you realised your bus fare wasn’t in your pocket like you thought it was.

He was sure it was there, he remembered putting it there, the coins he’d saved, the hours spent secreting them away so his father wouldn’t come snooping and steal them to buy the rotten drink with.

What could he do he wondered? It would take a good two hours to walk to town and he didn’t like the look of the weather or the darkness.

Taking a big breath, he decided to give home one more try.


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5 Responses to 100 Word Wednesday: Week 99 – Leaving Home.

  1. Sadje says:

    A story that is so close to real.

  2. crimsonprose says:

    I wonder how many times that happens?

  3. He wasn’t the first, and won’t be the last to do this Michael.

    • Michael says:

      No true. There was a story of a little boy who packed his bag and headed off down the street determined to leave home. His mum watched him as he went to the first corner, hesitated and then started walking back. She felt a great sense of relief until as he passed going back into the house muttered, “I forgot my passport.”

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