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Decision-Making


“Stop it, June.” Robert glared as the girl plucked a flower and tossed the petals on the wind.

“Should you stay, or should you go,” she chanted.

“It’s too late for that.” He shifted the pack on his shoulder. “I base my decisions on reason, not flowers.”

“What’s so reasonable about fighting the government? My father died too. You don’t see me packing my bags.”

“Maybe you should.”

With tears in her eyes, June held the last petal aloft.

“What does it say?”

“It says to kiss me before you go.”

Robert indulged her, then set off down the trail.

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This prequel is related to my new serial. Photo prompt by Marie Gail Stratford, posted at Friday Fictioneers.

5 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

This could come right out of your current serial.

February 22, 2018 at 1:51 PM
Iain Kelly said...

Better to make decisions based on practical facts - but I'm not sure he has made the right one. Intriguing prequel.

February 22, 2018 at 3:03 PM
Dale said...

And well he should go off... chicken. She can do better.

February 22, 2018 at 3:07 PM
Penny Gadd said...

So Robert departs, 'bravely', to avenge his father's death. That's reasonable? It's the cause of civil wars all over the world.
You've written a good, believable story. Your dialogue is just right, telling the story without overwhelming us with detail. Nice work, Ann

February 23, 2018 at 12:36 PM
Linda said...

Sometimes leaving is the only smart solution. Sometimes it's just the easy way out.

February 24, 2018 at 9:44 AM

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