Kirsten Uninterrupted

Shelter

Feb 11, 2022 | Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge offered by Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  Each week we are given a photo prompt then we are supposed to write a 100 word story with a beginning, middle, and an end.  This week’s photo prompt is by Bill Reynolds.    You can read this week’s other stories here

She smacked into her brother knocking them down. Untangling herself from him she growled, “What the heck?!”

“Sorry, Sis. But look! It’s an answer to our prayers.”

Her eyes turned to where he was pointing. All she saw was an old abandoned pickup truck.

“That old thing?” She moaned. “I doubt it even runs.”

Always the optimist, her brother shrugged. “Even if it doesn’t run, we can sleep in it tonight.”

She hated to admit that her little brother had a valid point. Shelter would be a nice change.

Maybe it was an answer to their prayers.

97 words

Until next time blessings and healing

24 Comments

  1. Laurie Bell

    Nicely written.
    A terrible state of affairs if they need to sleep in the car. You describe their need and desperation well!

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      • Iain Kelly

        Well done. It shows their plight and also the tough childhood resilience.

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        • Kirstena

          Thank you. The resilience of children is amazing.

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  2. Isadora De La Vega

    I could feel their joy at having shelter even if it is a truck.
    Nicely done, Kirstena … Have a wonderful weekdend.
    Isadora 😎

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    • Kirstena

      I hope you have a great weekend as well 🙂

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  3. draliman

    A welcome sight for these two. I hope they can find something more permanent soon.

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  4. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

    Dear Kirstena,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. It’s sad they have to seek shelter in an old abandoned truck. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Kirstena

      Thank for hosting Friday Fictioneers. It is sad, but I love that they are able to find something good to cling to in the midst of the bad! Blessings

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  5. James

    “Shelter would be a nice change.” These words tell a much larger story and gain my sympathy.
    I liked the easy start, a normalisation of a brother and sister out, perhaps playing.
    then I was led into a completely different scenario of lost or on the run children.

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    • Kirstena

      Thank you. The story took on a life of its own. I am glad that they have each other!

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  6. Bill

    Well told. They may need a bigger truck.

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    • Kirstena

      Thank you. Yes, I agree they will probably need a bigger truck!

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  7. Jilly Funnell

    A seemingly ordinary event, then we’re plunged into this pair’s situation. Well written story.

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    • Kirstena

      Thank you. The story kind of took on a mind of its own. I wasn’t even sure where it would end 🙂

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  8. msjadeli

    I hope it works out for them. These two shouldn’t be out on the road alone and looking for shelter. It makes me worried for them.

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    • Kirstena

      I hope it does too. I think they will find that the truck might be old, but it actually still runs. So not only is it their shelter, but it is also their freedom! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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  9. Anne Doucette

    A powerful story, well told. I find myself pulling for these two, even though we only just met.

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    • Kirstena

      Thank you. I am pulling for them too. Hope they will find their way to safety soon!

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  10. Dale

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, Kirstena.
    This is a lovely first entry and we are left wondering why they are homeless. This is surely a good thing to be out of the elements for one night, at least.

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    • Kirstena

      Thank you Dale. It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. I was thrilled to see the Rochelle was still hosting Friday Fictioneers. I am glad they will have a night safe from the elements, too!

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  11. Nobbinmaug

    Shelter is one of the basic tenets of life that shouldn’t be denied to anyone. They seem resourceful. I have a feeling they’ll be all right.

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    • Kirstena

      I agree. They are two resourceful kids. I know they will be just fine 🙂

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