Fiction: Abandon

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Abandon

Lucy and her friend Tracy went for a walk one afternoon,on their way they saw a building, which seemed empty, they quietly walked over to see what was inside.

When they stepped in front of the door, they heard someone saying,”please can someone help me, I want to go home?”

Lucy instantly made a move to go in, Tracy held her back, she said, “No Lucy this might be a trap, let us go back!”

At first Lucy was reluctant to listen to her friend, Tracy related the story of her cousin who went for a walk and disappeared this news unnerved her and she decided against going in.

The two friends decided to go to the shopping mall, Tracy wanted to buy a few things, in the mall they met Melanie, who  came running to tell them something, she was breathless the words Tracy,  Lucy was barely audible, She told them  about some building where the police had gone to investigate after pedestrians nearby alerted them about someone crying for help, no one lives in the building, the parents all over the town are cautioning their children not to go near it, Tracy and Lucy looked at each other and realized it sounds like the same place, they breathed a sigh of relief for not going in!

 

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DP Daily Prompts: Image Search

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Image search: Pick a random word and do Google Image search on it.Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind.

My random word is snarl-up. The eleventh picture was a traffic jam.

While looking at it I remembered the traffic jam in Dhaka, I was going back home in my brother’s car, all around us were impatient drivers blowing their horns, some trying to go in front of the vehicle that was ahead of them.

It was a very warm day , I could smell the gasoline, the smell of trash, food, pedestrians crossing the road, there were  cattle moving along the road, it was simply chaos. I was praying that there is no accident which would further delay us.

After about forty minutes the vehicles were crawling and we knew this might be another day of frustration for us.

To make matters worse the bus drivers were screaming at the top of their lungs to let them go ahead, they didn’t care there was bumper to bumper traffic they needed to be patient.

When we finally reached our destination after two hours, I told myself I’m not going out shopping, this is it!

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