Hanna and Greg

100 words about a brother and a sister abandoned by their father
photo prompt (c) S. Writings 

They drive in silence until Father pulls into a dirt lane and turns the engine off. They sit in the backseat, holding hands.

‘Food and water in the boot. Brought your sleeping bags? Here, keys. Good luck.’

Off he treks.

‘Now what, Han?’

‘Don’t worry. We’ll drive until we find friendly people who’ll take us in.’

Hanna jangles the keys. Starting the car takes three attempts, turning it around six.

‘You’ll get us killed.’

‘Cut the negativity, Greg.’

‘How do you manage to remain so chirpy?’

‘We can’t let that witch win. We’ll survive and one day, we’ll get revenge.’

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Story 10 of 31 for Story A Day, inspired by this week’s FFfAW photo prompt.

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9 thoughts on “Hanna and Greg

  1. Ooh, intriguing! I would love to see a continuation of this. It sounds as though there’s a lot more to the story than the 100 words you’ve written.

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  2. Aha, I wondered if the names meant something, and the hint didn’t disappoint. Great take on an old tale, and I love how the crazy colored car got you there.

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  3. I agree, it seems there is a lot more to this that is missing. Why did the father just drop them off and leave? Who is the witch and why is he/she a witch? I would love to know more.

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  4. A real mystery. I’m wondering who the witch is, why did the father just leave them, where did he go, and where is the mother? I’m also wonder how old Hanna and Greg are.

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  5. Sounds like a fascinating story you are only giving us a the tip of. I think we need to know more about this witch and why the Dad said ‘good luck.’ Why didn’t he do anything? Kind of sounds as if it could be a Hansel and Grettle spin-off. Loved it!

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  6. Truly intriguing!! Ooh.. I wonder what happens next! This tale raises a lot of questions and my mind wanders in its infinite possibilities. 😀

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