Mixed emotions are beautifully portrayed in this simple but evocative piece of writing. I have moved home many times and have always felt a sadness on leaving.
This short piece of creative writing is for the purposes of the competition at Friday Fictioneers, the task being to compose a story, based on the given photo prompt, in 100 words or less (my word count: 100). Enjoy!
Credit: Dale Rogerson
I’m fed up with boxes. I’m fed up with their sticky labels dogeared corners.
At first, they excited me; whenever I looked at them, I saw hope. I was going to get out of this dingy, old flat and escape to the city, where I would finally be able to be myself. Now, though, all I feel is pain.
This town of mine, this strange, little town… it’s my home. I hadn’t really appreciated that before – not until today, my last day. I stare hard at the flowers on the kitchen table – at my last bit of home.
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