“Mummy!’ Mirium beamed spotting her mother in the throng outside the kindergarten classroom. “Look! My tooth fell out.”
“How exciting, Sweetheart. Tooth fairy’s coming tonight.”
They only had a short walk home. It was meant to be safe, but their cover was blown and suddenly the wind had changed. Mum had spotted her ex and his thugs too late.
“Run, Mirry! Run!” Her mother shrieked.
Mirium didn’t see her mother’s terror stricken face, or her captors as they threw her into a waiting van. She just kept running, knowing she was on her own.
Such big shoulders for a little girl.
100 Words PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin (Me)
I often wonder where these photo prompts were taken and try to bring that into the story somehow. That said, I am often stumped. However, this week I have an advantage because I took the photo. It was taken in Rose Bay, on Sydney Harbour and there were a few alleyways of shops to explore and I think Rochelle would like it there as I spotted a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel and there’s an significant Jewish community there. Unfortunately, I was too late in the day for the bagel but I hope to head back soon. I am yet to post about my trip to Rose Bay. I lived there in a flat with my parents for the first couple of years of my life. If you feel like a virtual trip, click here: Rose Bay
This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields at Addicted to Purple.
Frightening. Poor child. Lovely picture Rowena.
You gave your photo a distinctive name so I was able to Google the location. Like you, I wrote something sinister.
That’s a hard destiny for Mirry and the tooth fairy
Ooops, looks like the tooth fairy will be a miss tonight.
Wonderful image to write to and happy to learn more about where it is. I hope she knows the way to grandma’s house from there 😦
Her Ex sounds like a lovely person… I hope Mirry will survive.
A dangerous life for mother and child!
That poor child. I hope someone finds her who will care for her.
Terrifying story, R. I really felt this one.
Looks like a lovely place. It has a “Freo” vibe to it. Wish there were more quant places. I don’t think modern building trends can pull it off.
Smoked Salmon and bagels? Now I know Australia is civilized. 😉 Frightening story that shows how quickly life can change.
Terrifying tale. How quickly things can change in life. Well done.
Thanks for the photo prompt. We both had danger and kindergarteners on our minds today. It’s odd when that happens.
A lovely start but a dreadful outcome.
Your picture has taken us in lots of different directions, thank you!
Thanks for the prompt.
Three gold stars for Rowena: and excellent and inspiring photo, and wonderful and exciting story, and a link for the “rest of the story.” Well done.
great photo with endless possibilities, love your story although it’s frighteningly sad ❤
A frightening story, so sad and too true often. And thank you for that picture, it has so many possibilites. I also often wonder about these prompt pictures.
God that’s horrific! Poor little girl and poor Mum, christ its a raw tale
Oh no! That’s horrifying! I felt this one. Well done.