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Photo prompt copyright Lisa Fox

Ma called her family to follow her down the worn staircase and through a string of cobwebs. It did not appear that the tunnel which linked the house on the hill to the old cattle barn and now garage had been used in the past century. Still Ma felt unsafe, and so crawling under the garage doors she guided her family through the undergrowth into a forest and down between the roots of an old tree. As the ground trembled and the house on the hill exploded into fragments she wondered if the family sheltering in its cellar still lived…

This last two weeks the evil that is happening to Ukraine, has effected my muse. My three recent attempts at writing flash have all featured death. So I nearly did not post this week. Fortunately this my third attempt is slightly less grim
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  1. Yes, it is a time when it’s hard to escape the horrible events of the world, even in our writing. You’ve dealt with it all successfully here. This group will survive, I’m sure.

  2. I hope many of the families have made these kinds of escape routes and laid in provisions to last a long time. Very timely writing and I understand why your muse has been affected.

  3. Dear Michael,

    We can only hope they survived. Heartfelt and gut wrenching story.



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