The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | April 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty

He looked at the picture, staring forward at his grown self. He glanced at his watch, seated at international arrivals. Sign said she’d arrived.
He and his sister had been fortunate to be taken in by an orphanage shortly after the picture. He’d lost her not long after his adoption.
They had sought each other in the intervening decades. Thanks to the power of the internet, they’d made contact.
She’d never left Croatia, it turned out. His engineering job was good enough to bring her to Boston, hopefully for good.
Cleared customs.
Doors opened.
Eyes met.
Years fell.
Tears flowed.

Thanks, Darleen!


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