This story is my first contribution for the ‘100-Word Challenge for Grownups’, (100WCGU,) from Julia’s Place. Click here to find more details.
This week’s prompt is:
…but where did the noise come from…
I’ve been waiting here so long. Silent and dark behind shutters and blinds. Hibernating – almost lifeless – shrouded in thick layers of grey dust.
But something is stirring, slowly bringing me back to life. Where is that noise coming from?
I hear a distant hum that rises to become the clear sound of a car engine. A vehicle is approaching!
The sound stops outside my door. Doors slam. Footsteps come towards me. I feel the front door opening, and light streams in for the first time in years.
I hear voices. A family! I close the door, and they’re all mine.