Too Early? Fiction Friday

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

Photo copyright J Hardy Carroll

Photo copyright J Hardy Carroll

Too Early?

A little light shone through the broken shutters. Walking slowly towards the windows, Veronica stumbled over a lump of something. Please don’t be a dead person, she prayed, instantly religious.

Why did I think selling real estate was a good idea?

Doesn’t need much,” the owner said. She wondered if he was a political speech writer.

The shutter came off the hinges as she opened it. What it needs, Veronica decided, is a wrecking ball.

She wondered if it was too early to drop by the pub. A cigarette and a drink, that’s what I need. And a new job.

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13 thoughts on “Too Early? Fiction Friday

  1. Hah! I loved this – it combines humor and moroseness in equal measure. I enjoyed this line, especially: “Please don’t be a dead person, she prayed, instantly religious.”
    Well-done, Tresha!

  2. Very good. I feel her pain. I felt a little like that when I met my first class of Year 10 girls – more interested in seeing how easy it would be to bring this new teacher down than in anything remotely connected with education. One line particularly resonated with me: ‘Why did I think selling real estate (teaching) was a good idea?’ Just so you know, I lasted more than 30 years, and I won in the end. I hope your real estate agent comes through too.

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