My contribution to the 100-word story group Friday Fictioneers this week is a continuation of Kristina’s story from a few week’s back. If you missed it or want a reminder you can catch up here –
The prompt for this week is the photo below by ©DLovering
No Place to Hide
Kristina had never felt so conspicuous. She was pale as milk beside the black-haired locals with their tanned skin and bright, traditional clothes.
The Euros in the stolen wallet had helped her travel right across Europe, train-ride by train-ride. As she passed through each country, Kristina considered going to the US embassy. But she couldn’t betray her father. And what if they didn’t believe her and sent her home?
She turned away instinctively when the Policia drove past. Would her father have dared to report her as missing, knowing that she knew about the American?
‘Señorita,’ the café boss said impatiently. ‘To work, please. El Festival will soon begin.’