This week’s writing prompt is:
Write a story beginning with the dialogue: “How did you find me?”
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“How did you find me?” The question tumbled out of her mouth as she rushed forward to hug him. It had taken him a long time but he found her.
Millie was an orphan. Her parents died in an accident when she was just ten. There was no other family members to look after her except an uncle who’s whereabouts were not currently known. He was the older brother of her mom. He was a traveler, an explorer, so there was no way to locate him or inform him of the tragedy that had befallen his sister’s family.
Millie was taken into the care of a foster home and she was reasonably happy there as far as living with strangers went. She missed her parents very badly and wanted to be close to someone who was her family. There was no news of the missing uncle and though there had been an effort to find him by the child care authorities. The only evidence that he existed was a photograph of him with her mom which Millie had saved in her special drawer.
Time had passed and now she was almost thirteen. One day there was a knock on the front door and Millie’s foster mom asked her to see who it was. As she opened the door, she couldn’t believe her eyes. It was her uncle Miles.
The story that her uncle told her was of adventures and getting lost in the Amazon rain forest. He narrated to her all that had happened in the last few years. He eventually surfaced from his exploration trip and when he tried to get in touch with his sister, he learned of the tragedy. And wasting no time, he came in search of his niece. It was such a happy reunion.
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A prompt by Rachel Poli;