Thank you, Rochelle Wisoff for once again hosting the Friday Fictioneers challenge. Also, thank you to all that took time to read last week’s story and for all the kind comments.
The challenge is to write a story based on the photo prompt in 100 words or less. Here is this week’s story. (I cheated a little it is 103 words.)
Clang. The noise echoed settling into Randy’s bones. It was jarring being on this side of the viewing doors. The last time he had been four. Now ten, that was a jaded memory.
He had been shocked, when summoned by the curator. Only blue-eyed, blond hair toddlers were the chosen. He was cursed with black hair and smoldering eyes and abandoned all hope by the time he reached seven.
Now a couple with smiling eyes and welcoming arms watched as he approached. When they embraced him, the thumping of his heart was drowned out by the sobs that wracked his paper thin frame.
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