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!

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6 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: The Open Road

  1. Pingback: Stories From the Open Road « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

    • 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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