a woman is robbed of everything she owns in the world written for Daily Flash Fiction
|The Daily Flash Fiction Contest
June 24, 2019
Prompt: add the words “When I looked again, it was gone.”
Word count: 293
Just another Day in my life
By Lisa Noe
Rachel was a woman who really had a hard life.
She suffered from severe depression. So many bad things had happened to her in her life. From illness to poverty she had suffered it all. One day she allowed a family to live in her home to watch it for her while she was in the hospital for a while. She trusted these people, thinking they would watch her home so no one would break in and steal anything. She was anxious to go home she was going to have the people to vacate the home so she could move in.
She got home and found the family had vandalized her home and stolen everything she owned. She went to the sheriff’s office . She told the deputy “when I looked again it was gone,” All of my furniture and clothing and everything I own is gone. They did nothing about it, telling her it was her own fault for trusting people. The man who did this was an informant for the police and they did nothing. There she was all alone in the world. One man saw her crying by the side of the road and stopped, asking her what was wrong. She explained to him and he felt really bad for her . He told her he would help her get back on her feet. He was a minister for the Baptist Church in the town . He and many of the church members came together and fixed her home and donated furniture and clothing to her. She was so touched that she found God that day.
She became a Christian and learned to turn the other cheek instead of filling her life with hate.