This week’s photo prompt from Madison Wood’s Friday Fictioneers came courtesy of Jan Morrell. This picture reminded me of a holiday on the Greek island of Rhodes, when we visited the old town of Lindos.
A two week idyll had stretched into a six week nightmare. They should return home and wait, the police had said, for the sake of the other children.
Hills had been scoured, coves and coastlines inspected daily, and mountain roads patrolled.
She leaned into the shade of a doorway, the heat from the cobbles searing through her thin sandals, sweat darkening her linen dress, and gazed miserably up at the skyline dotted with satellite dishes and washing lines.
And there it was, pegged amongst fluttering shirts and dresses…her son’s yellow romper suit with the red teddy on the front.