Flash Fiction Challenge – Yellow Tent

Flash Fiction Challenge: August 2, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a yellow tent. Where is it and who does it belong to? Think of how the color adds to the story. Go where the prompt leads.

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/03/august-2-flash-fiction-challenge/

My contribution:

A Little Yellow Tent

 

Are you okay kid?

 The last thing she remembers is a truck door closing.

Then sleeping in this soft lap.

She struggles to open her eyes. So tired.

Where Am I?

 

Kid! What’s your name? Who are you?

She turns toward the voice. A kind voice.

A smooth hand covers hers. Gentle and warm.

Something in her untwists.

Tears escape, sliding down her face.

She feels herself lifted up. Hears a door opening.

 

She peeks. A blue house. Flowers. Swings.

A little girl. A little boy.

A little yellow tent; flap up. Toys inside.

“Ya wanna play?”

She smiles.

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