Survival

Sofia hurriedly strapped the seat-belt around her son. She had packed her luggage as fast as possible, while her drunk husband lay motionless.
“Where are we going Mommy”, her little boy asked.
“To where we belong”.
She drove past a familiar sign, the road she had taken long ago as a newlywed bride.
Last night thunderstorm that muffled his cries, had reduced to a drizzle now.

Afar, the sun was slowly climbing up the sky, the rain-drenched rays forming a rainbow. Sofia slowly ruffled her son’s hair and smiled, for she knew - no one would be coming after them.

100 Word Story

Prompts - Rainbow by Wordy Wednesday
Picture prompt by Friday Fictioneers


22 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this. It took me a minute to realize she had killed her husband. At least she and the little boy are safe!

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    1. thank you for writing in Priceless Joy :)

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  2. I hope they make it. I like the tension, and the slow revelation of what she's done. The thunderstorm, the drizzle, the sunshine - really good use of nature as a backdrop.

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  3. Oh my! I didn't get the connection - I'm slow at times! ;) - until I read Priceless Joy's remarks! Good thing I did. ;) What a WOW story! I'm at a loss of words Raj! ;) <3

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    1. hahaha that's alright Elly :D happens a lot of time :D
      Glad you liked it :D Thank you

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  4. Dear Rajlakshmi,

    I hope the police won't soon be coming after her.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. A deserved happy ending for her even if at that cost..

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  6. One way to solve your issues. Of course, there are others... Nicely done.

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  7. when nothing else would work.. we got to do what we got to do ..


    Bikram's

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  8. Love a rainbow ending! Drunk, dead drunk, or dead? Hmmm.

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  9. That's one way of escaping, but I wouldn't relax. The police are rather good at this sort of thing. But what a sense of relief she must feel.

    janet

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    1. it's true they are. thank you for writing in.

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  10. I loved the image you've used here Raj.It says 'begin'....I do hope their new beginning is great!

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  11. That's what I love about happy endings.. they are like a rainbow after the strom!

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