Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Ronda Del Boccio for this week’s prompt.

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

Amy had one wish…solitude.

Her hectic life kept her busy morning to night.

Always doing something for everyone else, never herself.

She often dreamed of running away, someplace quiet, and peaceful.

Taos sounded nice.

The speeding car came out of nowhere.

Everyone said Amy was lucky to be alive.

Quietly they whispered, she might not be so lucky after all.

What kind of life was it to exist on a breathing tube, paralyzed from the neck down?

Through the small space between the planters on her window sill, Amy silently watched the world go by.

Wishing for anything but solitude.