Written for Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer
Thank you Priceless Joy for hosting this lovely challenge and thank you Mike Vore for our photo prompt this week
Thomas gets in the old red truck and opens his journal. I am in the driver’s seat gripping the wheel, but I am not going anywhere.
“Mama I just read a book and it’s making me think, are we more windows or mirrors?” and I look into the honest blue eyes of a little boy carrying the weight of a seldom present mother.
“What’s the title?” I ask and he shows me the book – Paper Towns by John Green.
“We need both don’t we Mama? The mirror to look behind at what we are leaving and the windows to look at what’s coming.”
I’d read that book too –before – and thought of escaping to a paper town but I am still here in this one. “Always two ways to it Thomas and people choose to be that which they can best help others.”
“I like that Mama, you always get it right, I am going to write down what you said.”
I give him a hug, I have to make an effort, for him.
Been reading Paper Towns and loved the mention of mirrors and windows almost towards the end of the book, you really have to be patient with Green as he takes you on a merry ride through the Troll Hole and finally get to the point. Using it and the stationary truck as my inspiration for this week’s prompt.