Better Than Freezing

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The Artist, Cheryl Andrews


“I’m so cold, Aki”

“We’ll find help soon, my dear.”

“But… the warnings?”

“Any warning is better than freezing, Theodora. There will be help here.”

“How can you be sure?”

“With all these signs, there is something of value. With something of value, there are guards. With guards, there will be safety.”

Grasping hands more tightly than before, they move down the snow-encrusted path before them.

Soon, they are surprised by several large manufacturing building that are adjoined to towering silos.

Machine gun fire causes them to stop in their tracks.

See, Theodora,” Aki whispered sheepishly. “We have found help.”



Originally posted at Ontario’s Writer’s Conference: Flash Fiction for December . Requirements: Create a 100 word flash story using the photo prompt provided.

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