Without a Trace

The envelope’s shredded remains littered the counter. Finger tapping lips, she contemplated a plan. Tossing the paper she hobbled on tired, pain-riddled feet, scooped bathroom items into a bag, then crammed clothes, outerwear and shoes into her time and travel worn suitcase. After the travel agent emailed tickets and reservations she called a taxi. She fled – no note.
Escape accomplished, warmly bundled, she stepped outside the hotel into a snowflakes fluttering, snow covered fantasy under the slate gray skies of North Pole Alaska. Gathering the fur trimmed hood under her chin she shuffled away from Februpocolypse into February bliss.

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Writing today for Thin Spiral Notebook’s 100 Word Challenge where this week’s word is “Paper”, and another challenge from a friend to write about changing a dismal February into a dream come true.

 

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7 comments on “Without a Trace

  1. Tara R. says:

    Not escaping or fleeing, starting a new adventure… I like this very much.

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  2. barbara says:

    and a picture of Santa Claus House in North Pole!!! Welcome to Alaska, time and travel worn friend. Nice piece – realistic and heart tugging!

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  3. Azure says:

    I miss Alaska! Went there twice, and it was one of the loveliest places I’d ever visited, every time. And on some days, I do wish I could go and relax – maybe escape – like your protagonist. I enjoyed reading this!

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  4. Tina says:

    It’s nice to enjoy an adventure, no note needed for an escape!

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  5. 2old2tap says:

    You made February sound wonderful! Though the local weather has been unable to decide what it wants to be, bright and sunny today, snow around the corner.

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