Going in Circles (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

Carrot Ranch Communications April 20 prompt: April 20, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a circle. Is it a supportive circle, or a circle that entraps? What’s its significance?

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“Don’t be shy,” the woman calls, beckoning her forward.

Jane edges in. Should she be here? Money’s tight, she could use the free meal, but she’s not too sure about God anymore. Such a hypocrite.

“Just join in our circle before we dish up.” The woman points to several people already seated on the floor. “You don’t need to be a church member, don’t even need to pray. Fellowship means sharing yourself. That’s all we ask. Just sit with us before we all eat. No strings.”

Well, they are like her. What else can she lose? Jane steps forward.



Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

2 thoughts on “Going in Circles (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)”

  1. Thanks for joining in, Deborah. I like your story. Breaking the cycle can be difficult but it needs one to make a choice. You have shown Jane’s hesitancy in making that choice, but I’m sure it’s the right one and that she’ll have no regrets. Well done.

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