Posted: March 5, 2014 in Friday Fictioneers
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If they were truly lost, Samuel would tell her.  Wouldn’t he?  They’d been separated from the wagon train – walking for a week.  Hot.  No water.  Last night they saw smoke from a campfire.  Samuel said it was probably Cheyenne Indians or worse so they’d dowsed their own fire and eaten half-raw rabbit.  Now her stomach was churning along with the baby she’d been carrying for six months. She wanted it gone.  She wanted to die.  Blood curdling whoop.  Maybe not.

  1. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    Survival is a powerful instinct. Having been close to death myself a couple of times, I know how strong that fight is.


  2. I liked your very different take.



  3. Dear Alicia,

    Nice to see such a fresh take on the prompt. Funny how that desire to die changes in the presence of eminent danger, isn’t it? Well done.




  4. The will to live is a force of nature… great one…


  5. Maybe not…great ending.


  6. Alicia, your story takes us through the changing emotions of the poor woman very well. Good one!


  7. Well-written story. That’s a great cliff-hanger ending leaving me wanting to know what happens next.


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