Hair tousled from another sleepless night, George stared past his youthful reflection and gazed at the cold, gray world outside. His eyes brimmed with sorrow as they fell on a boy in the street, hungry and covered in grime.
And here he was. Warm. Comfortable.
“I’m just one man,” he mused. “Could I change things?”
His heart answered readily.
His mother called out, “George? George Ferdinand Mueller!”
She found him and sighed. “Saving the world again?”
He smiled, grabbed a roll for the boy, and strode to the door. “Yes,” he said resolutely. “And there’s not a moment to lose!”
This week’s challenge at Friday Fictioneers was to produce a piece of Historical Fiction using only the thoughtful photo above, the standard 100 words, and our own imagination.
I based this piece on George Mueller, the man from Bristol, England who decided to open an orphanage and ended up opening 127 Christian schools and educating over 120,000 children, many of whom were orphans. If you’ve never read his inspiring biography… you certainly should!
Happy Friday, everyone!
PHOTO PROMPT: Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields