Escape Plan — Friday Fictioneers

Title:  Escape Plan
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words


PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Gerard paused before opening the door. Tired from a long day’s work, he could hear his family screeching and shrieking behind the door. He squared his shoulders and entered.

After dinner, he escaped and snuck into his shed. Gerard spent peaceful hours designing, sawing, carving and assembling his wooden creations. He often fell asleep at his bench and his wife would wake him to come to bed.

“You should spend time with the family,” she would say. Gerard would shrug, he knew she wouldn’t understand.

When he died, they discovered ornately designed and carved mechanical clocks hidden in the rafters.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

36 thoughts on “Escape Plan — Friday Fictioneers

  1. It is sad that his family only find out just what he has been doing in his shed all these years after his death. Thankfully, he did have a place to go to avoid the loudness and be one with his tools…

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  2. A beautiful but sad tale of a man whose only joy and peace came from spending hours in the shed making clocks. It’s interesting that the wife said that he should spend more time with his family. The shrieking and screaming drove him from the house and into the solitude and sanctuary of his shed. I’m glad he found some peace and happiness, though.

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