Back at FridayFictioneers after ages and it feels wonderful to write another piece of flash fiction! For those new to #FF—it is a weekly challenge set by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a #100wordstory in response to a photo prompt.
At the Jobcentre, the queue was long. As he stood with a few hundred before him, he was struggling to hold himself together.
Occasionally, he’d slip in and out of reverie, thinking of the eighteen years in prison and how it had left him penniless and broken. He so desperately needed this second chance, now.
“Could you step back into the line, please?” —someone said.
“Hey! It’s you! What’s up?”
He froze, hearing the voice. His past might have caught up with him but this time, he knew he wasn’t running away any more. His time had come.
Linking this with #FridayFictioneers, where you will find an amazing bunch of bloggers bringing you a variety of narratives and storylines, inspired by the photo prompt. Do join here, if you’re keen to participate.