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Five Sentence Fiction - Cast away.

This week's word: MAPS.
   It had been two hours  since her son had left her to go in search of a fuel station. He had assured her he would be back in a jiffy, but she had begun to get worried now. Scary thoughts of every kind began crowding her fragile mind; had he met with an accident, had he lost his way, or worse, had he decided to abandon her, his old mother, in the middle of nowhere? Oh, God! what if old Martha's story about children abandoning their parents was true? Her old heart was thumping in her chest as she strained her weak eyes in every direction, praying for her son to come fetch her.http://lilliemcferrinwrites

This post is part of [Lillie McFerrin Writes] Five Sentence Fiction .


  1. How can a son do that to his mother! I'm sure he's lost somewhere.

  2. Naturally these thoughts emerge in a mother's mind, when her only hope(her son) is not with her. I hope he returns back soon. Well described a mother's state at that point.

  3. I hope her son returns soon .. You have expressed the old mind's worries vividly Shilpa.. Too bad though that one has to have such worries.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read my post, Vinitha.
      It is a bitter truth that such things happen around us all the time.

  4. Oh I wish he comes home safe and sound. You left it open-ended so I choose to think he did :)

  5. Oh, I hope he comes back've portrayed the thoughts of a worried mind very precisely, indeed!

  6. i hope the son comes back, and she is not abandoned...

    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

  7. Pretty good take on the prompt (y)


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