Insisting small town life was not for him, Mark had always sworn he would leave when he was old enough. He kept that promise.
Mark joined the military and traveled the world. He experienced life on all seven continents. He was proud of that fact, believing he had seen it all over the years.
Yet, Mark still felt something was missing. Wanderlust finally abated, he realized the one thing he did not have was a home. It was time to go home.
He traveled for days to get back to where his journey had begun: his childhood hometown. Finally, the tram pulled into the old neighborhood. But, nothing was the same as he had remembered. Shock and disappointment filled him.
Too late, Mark realized that as he had changed, so had his hometown. The old adage was true, you really can’t go home again.
Story: McGuffy Ann Morris
Word Count= 146
Flash Fiction/Photo Prompt,
100-150 words inspired by photo