Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner



Do they see me?  Do they know how much I want to cross this fence?

I’ve heard about the other side.  My parents tell me that one day things will be different.  We will go to the other side, but It will take a long time.  How much is a long time?

Some of my friends have gone over there, and I don’t know what happened to them. Did they make it over there safely?  Will I ever see them again?

Why doesn’t everyone get to go?  Why do they try to keep us on this side of the fence?

I want to know what it looks like over there.

“Olie, you and your friend come away from the fence!” his brother said.

Olie and Teran walked away from the fence, but Olie kept looking back.  He had so many questions to ask and one day he would make sure they got answered!

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Copyright © 2017 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


10 thoughts on “QUESTIONS

  1. This was wonderful, and heart-wrenching too. I’ve never much liked walls that were designed to keep people or out, so much good is lost in that. How can we learn to live together if we remain divided? Living in Texas, this piece brought to mind “the wall” that our President wants to construct. SIGH You chose the perfect illustration for this little boy’s longing to know more of the world on the other side. Great writing!


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