I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
For months Claire had been looking forward to her senior class trip to London. But now that she was here, trailing behind the group as they walked down a quiet London street, tears were trickling down her face.
She almost wished she hadn’t come. Between a painful drama happening with her friends and the packed sightseeing schedule, she was too worn down to enjoy London.
But what exhausted her most, Claire realized just then, was never having a moment alone.
Until this stolen moment now.
She exhaled slowly. With revived spirits, she looked up at the city around her.
For the Carrot Ranch weekly 99-word flash fiction challenge: this week’s topic is refuge.