Gone But Never Forgotten

Photo Prompt for Friday Fictioneers by Trish Nankivell

I’d been driving for hours. My brain and body aching for sleep.  Searching, searching, for anyone.  For any human life. But I am surrounded only by dirt and trees on these broken roads.

The rusty door of my pickup truck creaks as I push it open to stand on the dry soil at the end of this dusty vacant trail.

“Is there anyone out here?” I yell into my own echo. My hope of finding a single soul dwindling with my gritty voice as the days pass.

The virus is gone, but so are the people. Gone, but never forgotten.

100 Words

I realize I’m very late to this party, but I do hope you all had a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate. If you don’t, I hope you enjoyed the peace and joy of the season. And I wish you the very best in the upcoming year. I am certain we can’t wait for this year to be gone, and I’m sure it will never be forgotten.

Friday Fictioneers is a place for flash fiction brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Visit Rochelle’s site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.



13 thoughts on “Gone But Never Forgotten

  1. It feels like what you are describing a lot of the time around here. Will be so relieved when things get back to normal. I listened to an NPR program today talking about the arts and how humanizing the arts are, especially when shared with others. I miss that sharing.

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    1. I agree Ms. Jadeli, the arts are humanizing. They provide room for creativity, which we all need. Creativity is the seed of invention and resourcefulness. The one thing this pandemic has given many is time, that precious commodity, when in abundance, allows creativity to flow. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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