The Lame Shall Walk

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers for May 23.

The challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt.

Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create.

My piece weighs in this week at exactly 100 words.

Copyright Erin Leary

Copyright Erin Leary


The Lame Shall Walk

Crippled since birth, Jeanine always dreamed of leaping to the top of a fence and walking along it the way some of her more athletic classmates did. After hours of work with her physical therapist, she learned to walk short distances on her own. Still, mobilization remained challenging for her.

When the accident happened, Jeanine’s world went black. In the distance, she could see a faint light. As she headed toward it, the light grew wider, then brighter. Through the fog, Jeanine saw a fence. She hopped up on it, caught her balance and began to run. This was heaven!