FF Challenge May 19th – The Road to Freedom

For those of you that read my story last week, you will find that I seem to have followed a theme with this weeks tale. But it’s not as dark, I promise.

First the small print, the legalities or maybe just the niceties. Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for continuing to host this challenge to write a 100 word story based on a photo prompt. Please click her name to get all the rules and to visit her site. Thank you also to Roger Blutot for providing the photo that captured an intriguing slice of life.

Now, drum roll please. Thank you, here’s my story The Road to Freedom.

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

The blows rained down long after I was a bloody heap on the floor. Clinging to a thread of consciousness, I watched him don his uniform and straighten the shiny police shield that protected him and kept me captive. When the door clicked closed, I began the long journey. Inch by painful inch, I dragged my broken body to retrieve the card with only a phone number.

As my wounds healed, I was secreted from house to house across thousands of miles. I exchanged knowing looks with the women from the underground railway. My secret and theirs is safe.

Word Count: 99 carefully chosen words

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27 thoughts on “FF Challenge May 19th – The Road to Freedom

    1. Thanks Neil. There are real life Underground Railroads working in the US for abused women and children.


  1. Here I go, up on my soapbox! I can’t imagine why ANYONE thinks it’s o.k. to beat, torture, imprison people or animals weaker than they are, or kinder than they are or…. stepping down,

    Well done. You can see that your story had an impact on me. Thank you.

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    1. I agree with you 100% and with little provocation will join you on hour soap box. I’m glad the story was impactful.


    1. Thanks for the compliment, glad you found the story realistic. In my mine she is living happily every after.


  2. The ones in uniform too often get away with horrid crimes. Thankfully she managed to get her hands on the special card to freedom… Well done Cindy. I just want to pistol-whip him myself.


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