Flash Fiction: The Open Road

They would leave together.

Hand in hand.

Alone, yet together on this journey. She was leaving behind all she’d ever known.

Her mother, sweet and tender.

Her father, hard and stubborn, yet she knew he loved her.

The man with her, Augustus, a Roman by birth, married her in secret in the home of Tehal, who’d been healed of her affliction by the touch of a garment.

Could she trust her future to this man with kind eyes and a caring heart?

She felt that she could, knowing they were both called to the open road.

February 27, 2020, prompt from The Carrot Ranch Literary Community: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the open road. Where will the trip lead? Who is going, and why? Follow the open road wherever it may lead!

Respond by March 3, 2020. Use the comment section below to share, read, and be social. You may leave a link, pingback, or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.


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Lisa R. Howeler

I'm a mom, a wife, a writer, a photographer, and a former journalist. I write a little bit about a lot of things here on my blog. I enjoy John Wayne and Cary Grant movies, Jan Karon's books, and I have an eclectic taste in music. Welcome to my blog and feel free to poke around. Fridays are Fiction Fridays, where I share a piece of fiction I'm working on. I'm also the author of three books with a fourth on the way.

6 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: The Open Road

    1. Actually, it is. It’s a Bible-based novella, or maybe novel if my brain conjures up enough words to go with it. I have about eight chapters so far, but I’m so nervous to write it because I don’t feel…dare I say it? Righteous or holy enough to give it justice. And the research for it is time consuming, but I don’t want to be so research heavy that it distracts from the story. I really think some of those who read my blog (including you) will like this one.

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      1. Go for it! Honestly, we will never be where we think we should be. We just have to do it (talking to myself here as well!! I’m so behind on everything and have been neglecting my blog…) And everything we undertake has the to potential to bring us closer to where we want to be in our walk. God Bless!

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