Image © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
I swallow back hot tears as you stomp down the path, rucksack on your back. My fingers furl and unfurl as I wait for you to turn, to flash me a smile and tell me of course you’re not leaving, but the gate crashes shut and you’re gone.
My breath catches in my throat, and throwing open the front door I run, my slippered feet slip-sliding through the snow.
You turn looking younger than your eight years.
‘You can have spaghetti hoops for tea.’ I proffer my hand and you slip your small one in mine.
‘Sorry, mum,’ you mumble.
Yesterday I was delighted to find out my debut, ‘The Sister‘ was ranked the 25th best selling ebook across Amazon for 2016 so a huge thank you to all who bought, reviewed and recommended. With my second novel, The Gift being published on Friday the celebrations will continue for a good few days yet!
‘Don’t Go’ was written for Friday Fictioneers – A weekly 100 word story challenge inspired by a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle, you can read the other entries at her blog here.