Running Away

People talk about leaving all the time. They imagine themselves in the countryside somewhere, where the trees seem to shelter them from the real world. They’ve abandoned those office jobs and responsibilities, and they’re finally free.

Looking out across the evening waters now, though, trees on every side and a complete sense of isolation beginning to overwhelm me, I realise the cold, hard truth of the matter.

It’s a lovely idea, and perhaps it’s natural to want to escape from the stresses of a busy life, but, when it comes to it, it’s not so simple a thing – running away.

Credit: Roger Bultot

Word Count: 100

I know I haven’t taken part in this particular competition in a fair while now, but I often find that I want to fully engage with the photos that I use as prompts, and that’s not always possible to do with every photo.

Regardless, thank you so much for reading what is my latest attempt at Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers challenge! I hope that you enjoyed this story; if you did, please feel free to like, comment, share, et cetera… et cetera… et cetera. Thanks again for stopping by, and please remember to click on the blue froggy to view more takes on this prompt. 


23 thoughts on “Running Away

  1. granonine says:

    Running away seems a romantic and exciting thing to do—until you try it. Suddenly the romance isn’t so exciting. Lots of teens have found, to their surprise, that running away isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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  2. Kelvin M. Knight's blog says:

    A story whose message seems to be: “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, just greener, and in need of more cutting.” I enjoyed reading this, Emily, and look forward to reading more from you… your stories and your comments on other peoples’ stories, which in themselves tell our story. 😎

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