Friday Fictioneers – The Modern Day Oregon Trail

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Photo Credit: Dawn Q. Landau

As they got closer, I prayed that they wouldn’t say anything, even look my way.  The last thing I needed was someone else questioning me.  I just want to reach California.  Please, everyone leave me alone until then.

I should be as disconnected as possible- no friends, family, and now no job, but people are still around.  I thought the recession would keep everyone else inside, but I guess I’m not the only one without a house now.

I filled my empty pockets with granola bars, packed a bag of dog food, and traveled the modern day Oregon Trail.

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6 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Modern Day Oregon Trail”

  1. Such a powerful homage to the many people who have fallen on hard times lately and to the very real moral outrage as a result of the injustices that often push people that way, when they are decent, hard-working people. Thanks and welcome to Friday Fictioneers! 🙂

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    1. Ah, such injustices that become overlooked because they’re viewed as a conglomeration instead of individually. The socially independent are always burnt the worst. Thank you for the welcome! I am greatly looking forward to the community, as it has been more than kind thus far!

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