Wednesday, 14 October 2015


FFfAW-Week of 10-13-2015
35th Challenge for
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 10-13 through 10-19-2015

Providing our photo prompt this week is Sonya, author of the blog, “Only 100 Words

Using the photo prompt you have 100 – 150 (+ - 25) to craft a story.


The sunlight caught the bright yellow hulk of the biggest ship Lorraine had ever seen.  Shivering on the quayside; her mother’s hand gripped her small one tightly, the smell of the deep, swirling water was something Lorraine had never experienced before.  The curly haired five-year old found the noise of the busy dockyard quite frightening.

Her nose was running with the cold but she couldn't free her hand from her mother’s fierce hold. She jumped as the ship’s sirens hooted when the gangplank was lowered.   Lorraine craned her neck wondering if she would recognise her father when he came ashore.  

Moments later a big man stood in front of her, his eyes crinkled up and his mouth opened wide in a smile.  Brilliant white teeth moved in his mouth but Lorraine didn't understand a word he said.  He scooped her up in to his arms and suddenly a familiar, masculine smell engulfed her senses as she buried her face in his neck whispering, ‘Papa, my Papa.’

Word count: 166


  1. I love this Sally, it is wonderful! The lead up to the reunion is great and then the reunion itself is heart touching. Also, great word smithing! Love it!! Thank you for your participation.

  2. Aw, this is so cute. She knows and misses her Papa even though he doesn't speak the same language.