Carrot Ranch Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Challenge, September 30, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a return to home.
It was a relief to be off the train. Almost two days, including a tortuous 8-hour layover in metal chairs. She’d only had money for her ticket and a sandwich she couldn’t make herself eat. But she’d slept. Maybe Sam would feed her.
He had to, didn’t he? At least he’d come for her.
“What the hell,” he said as she opened the car door. “You just left? Why come here?”
“It’s home,” she said. “Where they have to take you in, right?”
Bristly silence. She looked out the window as the car pulled out, ignoring her angry stomach.