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