A Surprising Escape

The calloused feet came first; followed by child-bearing hips, a muffin top, an ample bosom, and a graying haircut.

“Mom??”

“Charlie??”

Neither could say who was more surprised to see the other, nor who had better reason to run away from home.

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©2020 Chel Owens

In response to Deb’s 42-word story prompt, which was my pick?

It’s time to sharpen your wits, gather up your lock picking tools and put your head down for this week’s theme is …

ESCAPE.

What are you escaping from?  Where, when, how?  This is all for you to decide, the only requirement is that you fit it all in the 42 word limit.

14 thoughts on “A Surprising Escape

  1. mymindlessdrivel October 11, 2020 / 10:43 pm

    Ah, if only running away meant being able to leave some things behind. Seems like our ‘baggage’ always seems to catch up and find us, regardless.

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    • Chel Owens October 11, 2020 / 10:47 pm

      In this case, immediately so…

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  2. H.R.R. Gorman October 12, 2020 / 9:35 pm

    Makes me want to know more about why each has run – or wanted to run.

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  3. johnlmalone November 7, 2020 / 2:40 pm

    love the concision of this 🙂 you do these tiny tales very well

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