Carrot Ranch #FlashFiction Chellenge ‘Balloons’ #99Words


We love you.

We miss you.

At sunrise, all the children gathered in the playground to release their helium-filled balloons. Each carried a personalized message begging their classmate to come home.

‘How long will it take for Silvia to get the messages?’ Her best friend asked the teacher.

‘That’s hard to say,’ she replied, ‘but I’m sure she will receive them.’

‘When will she come back?’ Asked another worried child.

‘She may not come back, but she’ll know how much we all love and miss her,’ said the teacher, hoping one of the balloons would soften the kidnapper’s heart.


Sometimes there’s not much we can do against evil and injustice, except hope our positive messages and vibrations reach their destination…
This post was written in response to Charli Mills weekly Flash Fiction Challenge.


11 thoughts on “Carrot Ranch #FlashFiction Chellenge ‘Balloons’ #99Words

  1. This reminds me of the balloons students in the US released today in protest of all the mass shootings at school with little done to alter the course of such things happening. We have policy-makers who need a softening of heart.

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  2. When I read that the girl had been kidnapped, I felt so sad. But your reminder to feel hope is powerful too, and we must keep that outlook. I, too, hope the kidnapper’s heart is melted.

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