This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – JOURNEY
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Jacob Gove was an arrogant, cowardly bully, who enjoyed nothing better than assaulting smaller, weaker boys just so long as he was supported by his fawning, mindless acolytes.
He did not know until it was far too late that, on the day he attacked me, I was on my way home from a fishing trip with my gutting knife snug in my pocket.
So, faced with three witnesses who would swear to my guilt, and the certain vengeance of his brutal, all-powerful father, the mayor and major employer of our small town, I fled, leaving the offending weapon lodged deep in his craven heart.
I caught a bus, then a train, another train and a ferry, and kept moving until I found a place where I felt safe, and where eventually I settled down, learned a new language, married and raised a family.
For many years I checked the news from home, delighting at the death of each member of the Gove family, until there were none left who knew me, and I could at last return to the country of my birth.
They say that the longest journey begins with a single step, but in fact mine began with a single stab.