This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Dawn Q. Landau. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.
They weren’t together, her opinion was unchanged – they just happened to be travelling in the same direction. If at times they shared a meal beside the path or a philosophical chat about the significance of the journey, it was purely the passing company of the road. Every evening Rachel found shelter in a hostel and Scrap slunk off into the night.
There were too many bad memories for anything else, too many kicks and blows. Too many broken promises.
If occasionally Scrap enjoyed an ear rub, resting her head on Rachel’s knee, it was not because she was softening.
Word Count: 100
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