Pictures are worth a thousand words

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

 

Pictures are worth a thousand words, thought Henry. Clearly, a thousand words are not enough.

The funeral was just as his mother would have liked it. Simple.

He leafed through her photo album. Many of him and his siblings as children. Some of his parents, laughing, smiling. Caught unawares. Of course, he didn’t find what he was looking for. There were none of her first family. The husband and autistic child she abandoned.

He committed to finding his half-brother. Maybe she couldn’t handle it. He certainly wanted to try. Especially now that his own daughter had received the same diagnosis.

100 words

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. Click the frog to submit your flash fiction and to read others’.

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