A Daughter’s Love

All I remember is my name- Fannie Hooe.

And that I’m looking for my Daddy.

Mommy told me that he was a soldier at Fort Wilkins, and I would recognize him if I ever met him.

I’ve met so many soldiers till now, but none of them is my Daddy.

I see another soldier walking past. He seems to be of just the right age.

“Daddyyyyy…” I call out to him.

He turns, starts walking towards me.

Now I just need to wait for him to drown in my waters before I can be sure if he’s my Daddy.


99 words.

Written as a part of the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction challenge, hosted by Charli Mills. The prompt, in CHarli’s own words, this week was:

July 19, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Fannie Hooe. Although she is a legend in the Kewenaw, feel free to go where the prompt leads.

You can join in the challenge here: https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/19/july-19-flash-fiction-challenge/

Note: Down with a horribly sore throat, so apologizing in advance that I’ll not be able to visit/comment upon many entries this week.


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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6 Responses to A Daughter’s Love

  1. Very different take. Nice!

  2. Akshata Ram says:

    that was unique .. well done Anurag

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Chilling! If ever you hear “Daddy” coming from a lake, run the other way!

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