Friday, 22 November 2013

Flash Fiction Friday: Erasing the past


FLASH

FICTION

FRIDAY


Erasing the past

Standing by the edge of the road I watched as the flames engulfed house I had called home, and could still feel the heat on my skin. Smiling I knew that, within minutes, there would be no reminders of my life before the fire and as I picked up the small holdall of clothes, money and passport I had packed ready for this day, I turned and began to walk away from all the lies, the deceit and the heartbreak I had suffered for years and began my journey to as far away from this place, this life, as possible.

©JSMorbius2013

6 comments:

Doris O'connor said...

Wow, loved it. So much hurt packed into 100 words :-)

Michaela Rhua said...

Such painful memories deserved to be destroyed. LOVED IT!

Muffy Wilson said...

That was a fully charged flash of a mere 100 words, Julez. This is tempting me to encourage you to take this farther. Who hasn't dreamed of starting over and burying the past is glowing embers? I loved this flash :) xo

Naomi said...

I felt the hurt burning as the flames did together with his desperation for happiness in a new life. I hope his future is better. Great flash

Fierce Dolan said...

That's kind of a familiar feeling, though going through with it is a whole other thing. Nicely done!

Pablo Michaels said...

I love the picture you created in his eyes, looking at his past go up in flames. Your take on the photo was original and good.