Friday Fictioneer: A Step Towards Home #flashfiction #amwriting #fiction

Thank you to Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields for hosting FF.


Credit: Shaktiki Sharma


Maryanne frequently found herself on the Greyhound bus travelling here, there, and everywhere. She didn’t understand what triggered the travelling gypsy in her, but she felt when she found what she was searching for, she would finally have a place of her own. She would find a decent job, have a car to drive, and most of all, have people to love in her life. 

As if on que, a stray dog yipped and walked out of the alleyway nearby. While she waited an-hour-and-a-half for the bus to Raleigh, Maryanne decided the dog was indeed homeless and picked her up gently. She brought the startled mut on the bus pulling into the station and named her Betsy. 

She was Maryanne’s first step towards finding a home


“I Wonder” – Kelly Pickler


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

14 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: A Step Towards Home #flashfiction #amwriting #fiction

  1. Copper Cranes December 31, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Amanda, I love this story, it’s so sentimental and endearing. It was Maryanne’s first step. Great write! ~ Mia

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  2. maria January 1, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Awee I believe Maryanne and Betsy both found a home in each other. ❤ Lovely story, Mandi ~

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    • mandibelle16 January 1, 2017 / 12:34 am

      Yep you bet! The start of Maryanne’s family. Dogs do that! Happy New Year 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 January 2, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you, yes I agree. Especially for people used to being alone, a pet is a good start 🙂


  3. Inside the Mind of Isadora January 2, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Two lost souls become one. Each helping the other to feel love.
    A beautifully told story, Mandibelle. You’re very prolific. You amaze me.
    happy New Year 2017 🎉 Cheers 🍷
    Isadora 😎

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