Nope

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It had been a long day and we were all hungry and tired.  The town looked peaceful enough.

“Left here,” Miriam said.

We slowed as we approached 347, the address in Miriam’s guidebook.

“There it is!”  I pointed. “Can you read the sign?”

“I hear the food in this town is awful,” Miriam said.  “Let’s move along.”

I could tell the kids were disappointed, but I kept my smile. “Sure.”

As they consolidated power, it became harder and harder for our kind to find a safe haven.

There was still hope for the next town. We got on the highway.

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Word count = 100

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47 thoughts on “Nope

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Unfortunately the world system here is based on the real world at different times and places, like black families traveling the South and Midwest US in the 1950s with their green books, only stopping if they know they’ll be welcomed.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, green book. I had forgotten the term so just Googled it. I didn’t see the movie by that name, but I have seen documentaries about jazz using them while on tour. Thanks.

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    2. trentpmcd Post author

      Oh, almost forgot – if i did remember the name, I would have still said “guide book” so people might think “Frommers” until the end. Well, most people…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is an apocalyptic vision, though I based it on the past. I remember reading about jazz bands traveling in or through areas with mostly white populations that would keep books that listed the people they could rely on if they had car problems, need a dinner in a strange town or something similar. I also heard that the gay community had a similar thing in more recent days. Hopefully it stays in the past….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, I tried to leave it open to the imagination: “They” might be political/economic extremists, religious fanatics, racists, whatevers. There have been many types that have excluded others through history.

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