This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story…beginning, middle, and end…in 100 words or less. My story follows the picture prompt.
The circus had left town the day before. It was heaven for a little boy of four. Elephants, clowns, the tall man on stilts all made my little boy laugh. It was good therapy for someone like me returning to a sober life. I so much wanted to be a good father.
Little boys can run with abandon whether it be in a one story home or in a fifty-three condo building. Leaving him with a housekeeper was nothing out of the ordinary. She just left the window open. Not her fault.
Forty nine floors is a big fall.