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Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochellewisofffields


PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey

PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey


100 words


Ruby has to cross the lonely footbridge daily on her way to school. She goes and returns with friends, and still mother never forgets to remind her strictly to never pass the bridge alone. Though their colony is very safe, security guards are posted everywhere.

Ruby wonders why mother is so scared. She asks mother.

Mother looks in her eyes. She is so young and innocent; she will not understand it now.

Once mother made a mistake of crossing a footbridge all alone when she was young.

Mother still shivers.

Time heals all wounds but some scars never fade away.





About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

26 responses »

  1. Oh, is Ruby “the scar?” Thanks for leaving me wondering.

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  2. I thought the same as Alicia, males it very powerful to think of it that way. Good take.

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  3. What a great story. A huge, tragic mystery at the centre. Great tale

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  4. Dear Indira,

    Love the story. I can almost hear the sadness in the mother’s voice of experience. The only thing that confused me a little was Ruby having to cross the footbridge alone every day.



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    • You overlooked the first line dear. She goes with friends daily yet her mother is worried or I’m not clear? I’ll check. Thanks for taking so much interest.


      • Ouch…this is my not paying attention. You made it clear. I might be doing too many things at one time.


        Rochelle with the red face.

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      • Reading each and every post and then reply to each one is a tough job dear. Then your books, editing , making beautiful yummy cup cakes is also there. It’s okay dear. I forgot sketching.


  5. A mother’s fears effectively encapsulated in the story. Well done, Indira.

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  6. True flash, All unsaid and yet so explicit. Great write.

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  7. Great take, what’s happened to the mother is a question lingering in the air the reader longs to have answered.

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  8. Yes, well-founded fears on the mom’s part… hopefully daughter always heeds her warnings…

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  9. My imagination thinks of horrible things! Your hundred words hold dire meaning.

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    • One has to edit many words to fit 100 words limit. That’s the fun but sometimes I’m not clear perhaps. Horrible things happen in reality dear, reading daily in newspaper. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  10. I hope mother doesn’t wait too long to talk about the scars. I also thought that Ruby was the scar.

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  11. Nice story. 🙂
    Thank you for the like. 🙂



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