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Stolen Moment: A 99-word Story

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.


4 comments on “Stolen Moment: A 99-word Story

  1. Sarah Brentyn
    November 17, 2015

    Nice use of the prompt. Without “a moment alone”, I’m not sure what would become of me. Time alone is a refuge, indeed.

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    • Sarrah J. Woods
      November 18, 2015

      Thanks! Me too. It’s odd how I sometimes don’t realize that what I really need is to step away from the situation/people and be alone. I’ve been learning to recognize and respond to this need more promptly.

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  2. Charli Mills
    November 19, 2015

    A classic introvert trait is the need to recharge alone. Not getting a “stolen moment” might lead to a melt down. Great flash and use of the prompt!

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