#FridayFictioneers – It Comes Back

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PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

“But, I wanna go out and play,” Shane wined.  He drug a plaid sleeve across his runny nose, looking up hopefully.

Sheyla looked down on her little brother with pity in her eyes.  “Not gonna happen little bro.  Mom would kill me if I let you go out there in the freezing.”

“Mom’s not here though.  She left.”

Sheyla often forgot, even here in the shelter, that they had been abandoned.  She wanted to forget.  The pain receded when she forgot.

It always came back.

“Still, let’s stay in until you feel better.”

She pulled him close, and tried to forget.

WC: 100


#FridayFictioneers is a weekly writing post up hosted by Rochelle over at rochellewisoff.com/.  You should go check out her page and maybe even post your own 100 word story.

15 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers – It Comes Back

  1. Kids can be so torn! They try to forget the abandonment, at the same time remember all the good things they can about the parent and convince themselves Mom’s going to show up soon.

    When you say “here in the shelter” I gather they’re headed for a foster home— a very scary prospect.

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