This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:
We're having a 2-for-1 sale this week...
Logan loved the mountains. The crisp air, the vistas, the feeling of peace and solitude that came over him as he followed the paths through the steep valleys. But it was getting late, and the orderlies were turning out the lights in the rehabilitation center for the night. He closed the book, laying it on the stand next to his wheelchair, his finger sliding across the glossy cover. He would go back again tomorrow, if only for a little while.
"Come with me," the girl pleaded, a warm smile on her face.
"I-I don't know if I can," the old woman said, her voice expressing a fear she could not speak. "It's so far."
"I promise you'll be alright."
The old woman peered out of the door, one eye spying the sign of a store nearly a block away, then reached for the young girl's hand and took her first step to freedom.
For Transcendental Medication: Image "travel-switzerland-jungfrau-railway" courtesy of loomagoo.com / loomagoo.com
For Escape: Image "Senior Woman's Hand" by Photokanok / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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