Friday, August 17, 2012
FridayFictioneers unusual photo prompt this week is courtesy of Lura Helms. Titled: Tree Crook. Below is my 100-word story inspired by Lura's photo. (8/17/12)
*** CHILDHOOD TREE ***
"Race you to our old tree. One, two, three...go!"
"Zach. We're not kids any longer."
"Come on, Piper."
"It's not fair."
"What's not fair?"
"You're in better shape from all that Army training."
"Forget about that. I've served my time. I'm back for good and in one piece. I'll give you a head start."
"Can't we sit on the porch swing instead and talk?"
"Fighting in that hellhole, I dreamed of nothing but this old tree and you. I see those goat horns are still stuck up there. Our initials should be about...Piper loves...Rick?"
"...Guess I was away too long."