Time for another 99-word flash fiction challenge, courtesy of Carrot Ranch. Here’s this week’s prompt:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write using the word gander as a verb.
“I think it’s gone.” I climb the shelter’s concrete stairs and turn the lock. “Time to gander at what’s left.”
“I’m scared.” Her small lip quivers.
I wave her over. “C’mere.”
She hugs my leg.
“The scary part is over.” I brush her hair from her eyes. “No matter what’s out there, we still have each other. Okay?”
We emerge onto our property.
The barn is a pile of sticks. The shed lies on its side. And the house…
“Would you look at that!” I pick Natalie up and point. “Our house looks perfect.”