This spot will do nicely.
Selena regarded the valley far below with the first flicker of hope she had known since she was brought here three years ago.
She had come with a glad heart and and a young woman’s dreams. She was one of the few who had made it from her war-torn village.
But her hopes were quickly crushed; she was delivered to Solano. Now she led a life of slavery, degradation, and abuse at the hands of strange men with dark desires.
It took a while to save enough money to get what she needed, but today would be the day. Any moment now, Solano would be coming by to find her and to deliver the requisite beating for being late with the night’s earnings. He liked to do his own dirty work with the girls.
She smiled at that, knowing his own arrogance would be his undoing. Now she would do what she was trained to do as a guerrilla fighter back in her country. Yes, this spot will do nicely…
Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and the written prompt above. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.
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