Smorgasbord Short Stories – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Tramp’s Heartbreak by Sally Cronin

This week’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by Charli Mills is about ‘exhaustion‘… and I hope you will head over and read the post because it has certainly been an emotionally and physically exhausting time for Charli with her husband’s knee replacement and some Twitter shenanigans…

Anyway….. here is my take on the prompt…

Tramp’s Heartbreak by Sally Cronin

He had been walking in the lashing rain for hours. He contemplated the long straight road ahead known as tramp’s heartbreak and bowed his head in exhaustion

Cars had ignored his raised thumb all day as they sped past. In the distance he heard a vehicle approaching and braced himself for icy spray. Instead the truck stopped.

‘Hey old timer, hop in’. The teenager smiled from the warmth of the cab.

The lad chatted away as he sat in grateful silence. His eyelids fluttered and he slept, leaving his fate to a boy with the heart of an angel.


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42 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Short Stories – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Tramp’s Heartbreak by Sally Cronin

  1. Aw.. makes me recall when I opened my home to one of the men from my church. He had no where to live (we never knew he was living in his car). He was my dad’s age, and I prayed that if my dad needed a place to live, someone would take him in. ❤

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