PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford
The air sparkled with late afternoon sun and perspiration gleamed on her skin as wave after wave of heat rose from the pavement. She pressed her body harder against the bricks hoping for some relief in the inch of shade the towering building offered, but it was no use. She wouldn’t be finding any relief in the shade.
Thoughts of foraging swam in her brain, but she couldn’t bring herself to move. Hunger pains rumbled through her lower abdomen eliciting a deep groan. Not now! She closed her eyes and willed herself to believe she could wait until the sun set.
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end. This one came in at 101 words. I apologize for the incompleteness of it and the odd title that doesn’t seem to match the story. I decided this one needed way more than 100 words, so I am posting the first part today and will finish it and post the rest of it on Thursday. I’ve been wanting to write a longer story for a while now.
That’s the plan anyway. Feel free to check back in and give me all sorts of shit if I don’t finish it.
Click on the blue froggy to read other amazing 100-word stories!