First Sale: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright David Stewart

Photo copyright David Stewart

First Sale

Forcing open the rusted gate, Tim looked forlornly at the property. The older couple behind him bought it sight unseen. It was his first sale as a real estate agent and he just knew they would demand that the transaction be nullified.

The man snorted. The woman giggled. Within seconds, they were laughing so hard they cried. Older, but not so old they couldn’t swing the sledgehammers in the trunk to uncover the buried cash from the robbery all those years ago. They could see the patio base that covered their treasure was undisturbed.

Old people are weird, Tim decided.

To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

11 thoughts on “First Sale: Fiction Friday

  1. Der Tresha,

    Absolutely perfect story. I have goose bumps at the simplicity and the wonderful parallel worlds you showed us. Still laughing too, as I think of inhabiting the middle ground between old and young. Lovely tale.



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