Fiction Friday: A New Direction

Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the prompt.

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Friday Fictioneer prompt.  Copyright Jean L Hays

Friday Fictioneer prompt. Copyright Jean L Hays

A New Direction

Marcy was numb from the announcement that the parent company was closing her division, going in “a new direction.” In three short weeks she went from employed to invisible.

She looked up, frozen on the sidewalk. Stupid sign, Marcy thought. US Route 66 was just a memory. Take another way to Texas, or California. Can’t they let go of something that didn’t exist anymore?

Her thoughts echoed back, as if bouncing off the signs. She looked up again; saw Begin. She heard her own words. Take another way. Let go of what didn’t exist anymore.

She stepped forward, and began.

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8 thoughts on “Fiction Friday: A New Direction

  1. Marcy’s going to make it. I like how you’ve condensed her whole back story so effectively, and led Marcy, and us, on in such a positive direction. Great story telling.

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