Friday Fictioneers — The View


Samantha was a very shy girl. She rarely left her yard and was so shy that she even refused to go to school, forcing her parents to homeschool her.

Samantha was also a very curious girl. She wanted to know about everyting. But she refused to leave the confines of her yard.

So her parents bought two large window boxes, placed them on the wall that separated their property from the street, and filled them with tall grasses, leaving a very small opening in between for Samantha to peek through.

And that’s how Samantha got to see the outside world.

(99 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Image credit: Rhonda Del Boccio.

24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The View

  1. granonine August 10, 2018 / 11:49 am

    Oh my. I hope her parents also found her a good child therapist to help her break out of her self-imposed prison.

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    • Brandy August 10, 2018 / 5:41 pm

      Sarah maybe Autistic. That’s not broken or damaged.

      Liked by 3 people

      • granonine August 11, 2018 / 6:13 am

        True. And it’s wonderful what autistics can do with good therapy and TSS support in school.

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  2. michael1148humphris August 10, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    This is a story which got me thinking. Perhaps most people only see a very narrow view of the world

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  3. Brandy August 10, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    I think Sarah maybe a Type B personality (Introvert) or Autistic. She’s safe at home though, that’s good!

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  4. 4963andypop August 11, 2018 / 6:57 am

    Whatever works!it’s good her parents are making an attempt to meet her needs. I expect she will become more trusting of the world with time and therapy, if necessary.

    Homeschooling a child with autism has been one the most profound and enjoyable parts of my life. Whether she is on the spectrum or isn’t, im sure shes learning like crazy!

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    • Fandango August 11, 2018 / 7:51 am

      She’s very curious, so I’m sure she must soak it all in.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. jillyfunnell August 12, 2018 / 1:44 am

    I think she’ll be seeing a lot more than first anticipated. A hidden observer will see all sorts of things they maybe should not! Made me think of “Rear Window”, the film where James Stewart is convinced a murder has been committed. Your isolated character suggests development into a very interesting story.

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  6. pennygadd51 August 12, 2018 / 8:41 am

    This is a lovely little story – or, to be more precise, it’s a great start to a modern fairy-tale story. I’d love to read how she learns to venture into the world and meets her prince (or princess, of course)!

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  7. abhiray59 August 12, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Some people love outside world but are reluctant to get out. At least, little Samantha got a way to look at the world.

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