Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo prompt.
Martin’s untied shoelace lodged in the escalator’s teeth, jerking his shoe off his foot as he tried to step off. As the safety alarm wailed, Martin wrested free his shoe and slinked away.
Five minutes later, he was stuck in traffic behind a broken down bus. He reached for his phone to call Randall, his major investor. Only, no phone was in Martin’s pocket.
He arrived at the bistro over an hour late, to an empty table. As Martin sat and wallowed in his bad luck, he heard a voice say: “Martin, I’m glad you’re still here. Sorry I’m late.”
To read other stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.
I love art in open spaces.
Here’s how to use The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer.
First I sketched the bottom book by itself, then added the top book.
I was amazed at how may ways I had to measure — and readjust — my sketch.