Tears flowed faster than Esmeralda could wipe them away. She was inconsolable. Five years of waiting was all for nothing. The dreams of a better life negated by a virus.
Pedro was fortunate to have found a job as a dishwasher at MaMa’s pizzeria when he arrived in America. Leaving his family behind was a high price paid but worth it. It meant a better life for his family. Drug cartels were taking over his town. Random shootings with crime rampant too edged him on for a better way of living.
The landlord trashing his life onto the sidewalk: Defeated!
2020©Isadora De La Vega
Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100
Photo Prompt: Roger Bultot
To join Rochelle and her Friday Fictioneers challenge
Be Safe … Isadora 😎