Friday Fictioneers – Family Eviction

ff301116Colin lives in a tent at the bottom of his mother’s garden – down there between the gnarly old fir and the stream. It may not seem like much of a home, but to Colin it’s his sanctuary. His place away from the darkness and the doubts. He couldn’t live anywhere else,  not now.

Colin is 59 and his mother passed last month. Colin’s older sister inherited the family home and wants him gone. Colin and his siblings drifted apart after what happened with their father. His mother though continued to love him as only a mother could. Colin is lost and scared without her.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.

13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Family Eviction

  1. Rachel Bjerke

    I feel bad for Colin… but then I wonder what exactly happened to their father?? Why does Colin have darkness and doubts… Maybe I shouldn’t feel too bad for him?

    Great story, I’ll be thinking about this one for a while.

  2. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    Beautifully written. Loved the line “His place away from the darkness and the doubts.” This built empathy for Colin and foreshadowed the dark deed.


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