#55WordChallenge : The Fence – Part 15

We rode for hours through the forest, then beside a lake. After sunset, we reached an ancient city. “Welcome to Old Phoenix,” the woman said.

We stopped outside a church, where an old, disheveled woman sat in the dark, backlit by light from a partly open door behind her.

“Meet Alice’s mother,” the man said.

55 words

This is part 15 of the serial story I’m working on for Lisa McCourt Hollar‘s #55WordChallenge flash fiction challenge. Please, go read all the other entries in the challenge this week. It’s flat amazing what gifted writers can say in just 55 words.


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