“This is it. They planned to meet here before dawn and head downriver. They’d been preparing secretly for weeks. On the surface, they kept up appearances.”
“How did they meet?”
“He was much older – a drifter, a onetime acquaintance of her father’s. He floated in unexpectedly one day and worked his charm.”
“Did they make it?”
“Her dad knew: an experienced eye can tell how the current flows. He locked her in, met him here and ended it – offered an alternative.”
“What about her?”
“She was quietly married soon after. Five kids, uneventful life – no snags.”
It’s time for Friday Fictioneers again, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Each week writers contribute 100 word stories in response to a picture prompt. Thanks to Rochelle for managing the event and encouraging everyone’s efforts so generously.