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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practicioner:2021 Week #25

Selected from UNSPLASH … Hans Isaacson 

A Chance Meeting

Bethany had been looking forward to the trip from Texas to Ohio for months, planning and plotting, all in an effort to meet her grandbaby who was turning five years old in November.

The child had talked to her on the phone, Facetime, and sent her beautifully colored pages, yet they had never met. In Bethany’s mind, no matter the situation between her son and his ex, that was still her blood, and she was keeping up a relationship with her and her mother, no matter what he thought.

So the day finally came for her to start the long journey by car. She planned the shortest possible route, which was 15 hours by car. She had the money to fly but was scared of airports and all of their silly rules. She was bringing gifts for Teresa and the baby, too many to be checked on a plane.

Ten hours later, she arrived at her B&B in Nashville, tired and cranky, but hopeful all her expectations would be met. Unfortunately, her son was waiting in the woods, and saw her arrive.

Bethany never made it to Dayton, Ohio.


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