Welcome to another flash fiction challenge mashup! Are these because I’m too lazy to write two stories, or is mashing the prompts more challenging? Hmmm.
In any case, this week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch is this: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a migration story.
To the story!
Into the Storm
I claim my place in the boarding line. Twenty hours from now, I’ll be there.
Mom tried to convince me of the inherent danger. Grandpa argued the region’s war killed my uncle. To them, I am heading into a storm.
To the people I’ll be helping, I am rebuilding after one.
The attendant scans my pass, and I head for the plane.
In a way, Mom is right. Over There is less safe than Right Here. But my heart won’t let my able hands stay.
So, as I watch the Earth shrink beneath me, I head into the storm.