Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!
PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox
Murumatsu knew they were hunting him.
From the corner of his eye he caught the flash of a lantern reflected from a knife blade, and ran. If he could only reach Midori’s bar…
He barged between cursing men. Rain-drenched awnings clung to him like the tentacles of an octopus. Murumatsu winced as he grasped a hot grill to lever himself round a corner.
He side-stepped into Midori’s bar.
“Whatever’s the matter, Murumatsu?” she asked with concern.
Two men appeared at the door to the bar, blocking Murumatsu’s escape.
“Midori, can you please make sure your brother takes his medication?”