99 word #prompt : luggage

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/27/july-26-flash-fiction-challenge/

July 26, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about what happens next to a stranded suitcase. Go where the prompt leads you, but consider the different perspectives you can take to tell the tale.


My daughter laughs at an abused green suitcase.  “I remember that thing!”

“You used it for a summer in Morocco.  I trusted you…”

“I know, I know,” she chuckles at me.  “You kept it in pristine condition and I returned it all beat up without the wheels, BlahBlahBlah…  Why won’t you throw it away?”

“Together, we explored the world.  I had a career… a life.  I met your father…”

“Then you had me, so it’s all good!”

What if I’d told him no? 

Too late…

Like this dusty attic, I hold the memories of a lifetime no one understands.