Part of Friday Fictioneers, a challenge set up at Rochelle’s blog.
The idea is to write a write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end based on a photo prompt. This week’s image belongs to Janet Webb. word count: 103 (oops.) 🙂
The barn out back is home to buzzing insects and a swallow’s nest, and she is not surprised to find him standing in the door one day, studying the rafters over their heads.
The sun through the broken panelling reveals the hay dust in his black hair and she remembers running her fingers through to remove the rough bits, ten years ago on this floor with her legs wrapped around his teenager’s hips. Her father had said he would surely break the boy’s neck, and she’d never seen the farm hand again.
‘Do you think it can be fixed?’ she says, and Adam nods.