Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
He stared out of the door’s window, through the gate that had long since rusted shut.
People walked by, talking, laughing, jogging, walking dogs, living. Children walked to school and back. Cars drove up and down the street. He wondered where they went. He longed to join them, to frolic, to explore, to live.
Instead, he sat and watched as the world passed by. Seconds, minutes, hours, gave way to days, weeks, and months.
He stared out of the window in the door, through the gate that had long since rusted shut. Or was that obstacle just in his mind?