This week’s picture prompt is courtesy of C.E. Ary
We have 200 words to pen a story using the photo.
The tide was out, a lone boat bobbed in the shallow water. Emma couldn’t see any sign of life aboard. It must be a lonely life out there on the river trying to make a living. Emma was so grateful she worked in a nice warm office although some of the people could take a lesson or two in good manners. Office humour was quite nasty at times. There was a lot of back stabbing and rumours abounded started by goodness knows who or why.
Toby tugged on her hand. Her five year old was so full of energy, some days she didn’t know how she kept it altogether, working full time and running round after him was wearing her out. It was hard being a single mum.
She looked back longingly at the lone boat and wondered, not for the first time, if she could just disappear from the hectic rat race, her time her own being blown wherever the tide and trade winds took her.
Toby was her main priority now, he slipped his hand from hers and ran with glee towards the swings. She left her long abandoned dream behind as she chased towards her little boy.
Word count: 200