The following was written for #ThreeLineTales over at Sonya’s
Ordered to shut down.
All manufacturing plants that cause pollution and poison the waters.
As it should be.
The following was written for two challenges.
Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch. March 5, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about Clarice. She can be any Clarice real, historical, or imagined. What story does she have for you to tell? Go where she may lead!
and for …
Looking for her brother, in an old abandoned warehouse, Clarice picked up a piece of a shirt that looked exactly like the one she’d given him two years ago at Christmastime.
Amongst the decaying garbage making the entire place smell rancid there were needles scattered here and there along with a few old mattresses.
Clarice who was once quite close to her brother now feared the worse had happened to him since he first started using hard drugs to depress the death of their mother three years ago leaving them to live with total strangers who beat him savagely.
© Susan Zutautas 2020