The Girl Who Lived (26)

Okay, this instalment is 178 words long. I apologise. But it’s time to wrap it up, new month tomorrow and all…

Part XXVI: All Grown Up

Tom and Ginny. I can totally see them together. He must be lonely. I know Ginny is, she almost said it to me once – underneath all the preaching, she’s only human. They’ll have obstacles to overcome, but they have two things in common now. I bet they can make it three or more – I’d like a handful of siblings.

‘I think you’ll like Ginny.’

We have breakfast. He tells me I’m spoiling my coffee by putting lots of milk in it.

‘Rebellion,’ I reply. ‘Part of growing up, I hear.’

He smiles. It already feels as if we did this every morning.

I ran away from my people to find out who I am. I still don’t know, but I’ve got closer. If I’m honest, though, I won’t find all the answers here. I’m as much a product of the research facility as I am of the Sheep Flockers’ camp. Once they are here, I’ll find myself. Together, we might even find a way to stay alive.

Tom’s looking at me. I take a deep breath.

‘Let’s go.’

The End

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8 thoughts on “The Girl Who Lived (26)

  1. Nicely done, Sonya. I’m glad you left us with an optimistic ending – the possibility of a real future for all of them. Thanks for this serial – it’s been really engaging, 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! Glad you liked the ending. I’m sorry I’ve not reacted to any comments recently. I’m back, but we still don’t have broadband in the new place because Openreach is being ridiculous… Rather annoying.

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  2. Feedback…hmm. Well, I loved the story and wanted to know more. But it drove me crazy having to click through I don’t know how many pages to get to the end! You’re a great storyteller and writer. I’m not familiar with flash fiction…is this story an example of it? Short, quick stories?

    I think I’ll follow you to find out. Because your writing is very engaging. Okay?

    Best…Melissa 🙂

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    1. Oh, good point. I should probably update all the instalments with a link to the page where they are listed in order. It’s here, if you want to check it out: https://sonyca.wordpress.com/more-than-100-words/serials/#tgwl. Glad you liked it, though 🙂

      I think flash fiction has really become popular on the web because people can read it easily on a phone screen. This one isn’t the best example because it’s part of a serial (even though I tried to make them all work on their own – but I wrote them while I was on holiday, so my mind may have been elsewhere…). Here’s a list of my most read stories of 2015 – they might be better examples: https://sonyca.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/2015-top-10-stories/.

      Thanks for following!

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