Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Once again, writers from all over the world join MadisonWoods #Friday Fictioneeers to create short stories based on a photo prompt. This week, the photo is provided by Jan Morrill. Below is my 100-word story inspired by Jan's interesting photo. (10/12/12).
**** AISHA ****
Behind these thick walls, Aisha was doing something dangerous and forbidden. She was secretly attending school. A bright teenager, she was learning and thriving. Aisha craved to be educated, with a strong desire to be a doctor.
Most unusual, in this country, her loving father encouraged her; an effort to lift her from the Dark Ages.
But there was a Judas in her midst. The school bus was intercepted. The traitor pointed her out. Through the window, the bullet found its target.
To this day, this brave girl lies in a coma. Her only crime? She wanted to learn.
ps: Pray for Malala.