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Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to David Stewart for the photo.
Mrs Liu Meili walked swiftly through the crowded fairground, the busier the better she thought. The tour guide told them s 30 minutes visit.
Best to avoid her fellow tourists, any-one of them could be a Communist agent. Those two young women seemed suspiciously interested about her son in Canada. Luckily the fairground was very crowded today,.
She checked in her bag, her hands shaking, yes the piece of paper with her son’s address, phone number, and the airline ticket were still there. She had to leave China, the government just got worse and worse. If she didn’t leave now at her age – 63, she ‘d soon be too old to move half way across the world.
I enjoy making quirky and kind observations about other peopleand about places. I write short word sketches about certain situations that feel significant to me, I draw little cartoons. I reflect on particular t.v programmes, films and books as they grab my interest
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April 26, 2021 at 3:02 am
Prayers that she makes it.
April 26, 2021 at 12:41 pm
Thanks Jade, I appreciate your comment.
April 26, 2021 at 4:14 pm
April 26, 2021 at 4:15 pm
You’re welcome, WWM.
April 25, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Depending upon where she goes, she could be jumping from the frying pan into the fire!
April 26, 2021 at 12:51 pm
Good point Linda – he woman doesn’t know either way.
April 25, 2021 at 3:32 pm
What a wonderful take on the photo, Francine. I hope she makes it. It’s a wonderful country (hardly biased, am I)
April 26, 2021 at 12:54 pm
Thanks Dale, so glad you liked the story. You – biased ? – never !!
April 26, 2021 at 1:23 pm
Haha! Proud Canadian is all 😉
April 24, 2021 at 1:54 pm
She’ll love Canada. I hope she gets there, great building of tension. I’m having trouble commenting under my WP account…
April 26, 2021 at 2:31 pm
Thanks for your comment, glad you liked the tension.
April 23, 2021 at 6:09 pm
You really set the tension in this story and portray a brave lady.
April 26, 2021 at 2:38 pm
Thanks Jenne, pleased to you like the tension.
April 23, 2021 at 2:57 pm
Good luck to her!
April 26, 2021 at 2:44 pm
Thanks for your comment.
April 23, 2021 at 2:15 pm
I hope she manages to get out, I can’t imagine getting caught would be much fun.
April 26, 2021 at 2:49 pm
Thanks for your comment Ali. I agree, can only imagine severe repercussions for her if caught.
April 23, 2021 at 10:22 am
One brave lady. Loved your take on the photo prompt.
April 26, 2021 at 2:53 pm
Thanks Sandra, so pleased you llike where the prompt took me.
April 22, 2021 at 6:31 pm
Hope she can make it out. Not the best time of life to make such a major change. Nicely done.
April 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Thanks for your comment Rochelle. Good point about the woman’s stage of life.
April 22, 2021 at 6:24 pm
A lot going on here, I hope she gets out in time.
April 26, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Thanks for your comment Iain, I agree a lot is going on. A big decision for someone to make.
April 22, 2021 at 4:24 pm
I hope Canada is everything she imagines it to be