Sunday Photo Fiction — Time To Get Rolling

517CF0E8-3F7A-4D25-B465-2D6A8F7767D4Bruce wasn’t feeling sorry for himself as he took one last look up the steps that led to his home. And yet, he was feeling a bit melancholy as he sat in his wheelchair. Bruce took out the camera he always kept with him and snapped a few pictures. He wanted something to remember the place by.

He took a deep breath and fought to hold back the tears. It wasn’t easy for Bruce to leave his childhood home. After all, he was born there and it had been the only home he’d ever lived in. His parents left him the place in their will and, until the accident, he saw no need to leave.

Six months earlier, a drunk driver hit him while he was crossing the street and that was when everything changed. Navigating those narrow steps multiple times each day was out of the question. He had no choice but to sell and find a single storey home that was wheelchair accessible. Still, it could have been worse.

Time to move on, or as Bruce liked to say, to get rolling. He was alive and had a life to live, even if on wheels instead of legs.

(200 words)

Written for Susan Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. (And yes, I know it’s Monday already.) Photo credit: John Brand.

17 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — Time To Get Rolling

  1. Marleen October 8, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I can relate to feeling sad when leaving a place in a move (of course, his reason is yet more sad). I haven’t always been sad when I move, but a couple times.

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    • Fandango October 8, 2018 / 2:34 pm

      I guess it all depends upon your reasons for moving.


  2. Abhijit Ray October 9, 2018 / 12:54 am

    Those drunk drivers, scums of the earth. They must be punished. I am sorry for Bruce’s loss. For no fault of his, he had to leave his ancestral home.

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    • Fandango October 9, 2018 / 7:28 am

      I agree. No one should get behind the wheel of a car if they are drunk.


  3. Marilyn Armstrong October 9, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    We’ve had locally and nationally an AWFUL lot of fatal accidents recently. Locally, it has been really bad. School buses, cars, drunks hitting elderly people on sidewalks … and drunks hitting kids on bikes. Funny that you can’t get high a lot of places, but getting drunk? NO problem.

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    • Fandango October 9, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Lives taken by drunk drivers…it’s tragic.


  4. leigha66 October 15, 2018 / 7:16 am

    It is hard to lose a family home. A sad story, but a good write!

    Liked by 1 person

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