The following is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.


I’m writing to you by the light of the fire in the home where I’ve made so many memories. By the time you read this, I’ll be on a new adventure, driving above the speed limit to a place far away.

It’s beyond hard for me to say goodbye. I grew up here, and it’s been wonderful.

But I’m suffocating in the mold you’re pushing me into.

I need to be free, take control of my own life. I want to meet new people, make new friends, see the world.

I leave with no regrets, other than not leaving sooner.




Mary Garret

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