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Friday, 14 March 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 18 Missing Child

Missing Child


The neighbours were all out searching for Kathy



Mother and Father frantic with worry, fearing the worst.




She’d been gone for hours




“When did you notice her missing?” the policeman asked





Where on earth is she?


They had looked everywhere, where could she be?




“What’s up Mum?” said Kathy crawling out from the understairs cupboard.



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I'm starting a new writing venture tomorrow, I hope you'll come back and read it and let me know what you think.

36 comments:

Flowerpot said...

be interested to hear about the new writing venture, Ak. Sounds great!

citizen of the world said...

And you know that happens all the time!

I'll be back for the writing venture.

G-Man said...

At least it had a happy ending...
Ake, I'm back from holiday, so I'll be re-assuming my 55 duties..
Thanks for playing, and I hope to see you soon!
Galen..xox

James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Yes, I'm glad it turned out she was only hiding. A very intriguing 55.

Dianne said...

You remain the Queen of wonderful endings - be they happy, shocking or just funny.

I look forward to your new venture.

barman said...

Aww, a happy ending. I hope Kathy did not get in to much trouble. :) This reminds me of a girl just found in the UK. Missing since Feb 19 only she was abducted. They found her today or recently.

Anyway very nice ending to your 55.

Akelamalu said...

Tune in tomorrow Flowerpot :)

Yes it does Citizen in fact it happened to my neice years ago!

Nice to see you back g-man, I'll be over shortly. :)

Thanks James

How kind Dianne, you probably won't be surprised tomorrow!

Yes I like a happy ending Barman and I just heard a snippet on the news about Shannon being found, I don't know the details yet.

Little Wing said...

Can't wait until the new writing venture!

Great 55 flash, I bet she was just taking a nap!

snowelf said...

haha! My son totally did this to me!!
I even did a picture-blog about it!
The only reason I knew he was still in the apt was because the deadbolt was still on.

:P Kids!

--snow

Akelamalu said...

Oh I hope I don't disappoint you tomorrow Little Wing! :0

You must have been relieved knowing he hadn't actually left the apartment snowelf!

the mother of this lot said...

One of mine used to like hiding - I was forever running up and down the road looking for her and she'd be laughing under a bed somewhere!

Thank God that little Shannon has been found safe and well.

ciara said...

keeping w the 'missing' theme, i see. well done. :) i once went missing, too, but i won't tell the story because a)it's too embarrassing b)i'm luckily i'm alive (wasn't in danger, but could have been) c)shows how naive i was back when i was a little girl and d)can't show all my vulnerabilities, now can i? lol

ciara said...

p.s. all have my kids have gone 'missing' in some form or another lol

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

This one is much, much too true. (I did it myself to my own parents).

Mona said...

Ah! I think I saw a picture on Snow's blog & a story about her son doing this to her!

He was found sleeping in a closet!

wonderful 55 akelamalu! :)

Akelamalu said...

Great news about Shannon Mother of this lot, I just hope she hasn't been through too much of an 'ordeal'! :(

You must post about it Ciara I want to know what happened! Kids are little tinkers at times aren't they?

Oh you naughty boy Nick, tell us about it do!

I've not been reading Snows blog for very long so I haven't seen it Mona. I'll search her archives next time I pop over.

lime said...

oh! i was worried the ending would be sad. so glad it wasn't but who among us parents hasn't known that moment of panic!

Akelamalu said...

I think most of us have been there Lime :(

CG said...

Glad that there's a happy ending!!!

CG said...

Glad that there's a happy ending!!!

lettuce said...

its unthinkable, isn't it? but we all think it, at some time or another.. which is probably important.


will check back on your new venture... intruiging....

S said...

Oh god! I remember when my daughter hid from me in the store, behind the clothing racks....what a horrible horrible feeling.
I was at the same time grateful when I found her and also wanted to smack her upside the head.

Have a good weekend, thanks for playing with us!

Travis said...

Another solid little story!

Pauline said...

What's up? Kathy's up...in her room for the next twenty years, the little monkey!

Julia Smith said...

New writing venture? Can't wait!!

By the way, I just did your Book Meme.

buffalodickdy said...

You do forget what little spaces those kids can hide in...

MarmiteToasty said...

Keepinging with the theme of missing kids...... Im just glad that Shannon has been found alive this week after a month missing.... the police are giving no proper details as yet.... but its good news......

x

Akelamalu said...

That's the best part about writing the story CG, it can have a happy ending.

Yes you're right there Lettie.

Once the feeling of relief has kicked in properly that's exactly what you want to do susie!

Thanks Travx

LOL exactly Pauline!

I'm on my way to read your book meme Julia.

Yeah it's surprising isn't it Buff?

Great news about Shannon Marmie but I can't help but feel there's something wrong at home as the police have kept her.:(

Ron said...

As usual....LOVE IT!

I use to hide under the bathroon sinks. You know ME and my bathroom fetish!!!

Thanks for another clever FLASH!

Have a FAB weekend, Akelamalu!

storyteller said...

Cleverly conceived and executed! Those kiddos are always playing tricks on parents! ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Gledwood said...

hey I'm so glad they found her...

... what's all this chatter about "something dodgy because she was less than a mile away..?"

thousands upon thousands of people can live within a built-up square mile as we all know: how ridiculous!

and why on earth has the little girl been taken into CARE??? THAT is a weird one.

I'm just glad she's ALIVE... HURRAH!!

;->...

Gledwood said...

OK I'm not talking about Kathy I'm talking about that little girl from Oop North int' news... y'know't't one...

Akelamalu said...

LOL you and your bathrooms Ron!

Thanks Storyteller and yes kids just love hiding don't they!

I realised you were talking about Shannon who has just been found Gleds. I have a feeling the authorities are not happy with Shannon's home life to take her into care rather than let her go straight home. :(

Odat said...

LOL...my brother did this too!
Great story! I must get back to this..i've go so many ideas for them in my head..but can't seem to concentrate and get them out.
Good job!!!
Peace

Akelamalu said...

Cheers Odat, maybe you'll do one this week?

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