I saw the boys riding their bicycle built for two every single day, right after lunch. I found myself looking forward to seeing them each day. Then, one day, I didn't see them.
I watched for them every day but they didn't show up. I began to get frantic. Where are the boys? Why have they stopped riding their unusual bike?
My mind went into many different directions and I decided to inquire about them.
I asked the corner grocer if he knew the boys on the bicycle built for two. He told me he did know them but hadn't seen them in several weeks. He had no idea where they had gone.
A patron of the grocery store overheard me asking about them and quickly told me what he knew.
The boys are brothers and the older brother left to join the military. The younger brother left for a boarding school.
Life changes so quickly. Not only for the brothers, but also for me. With sadness, I stopped watching for the boys each day.
Thank you dorothy for our photo prompt this week!
This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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