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 © ROGER BULTOT
It was by chance that Jack saw the old lady at the first-floor window. Her paper-like face was agitated, and she beckoned to him.
Jack pushed past the market trader to the door below the window.
“Excuse me?” he called, climbing the stairs.
The old lady pressed a handwritten note and a $20 bill into Jack’s hand, pointing at the shop opposite. Jack nodded.
When he returned with a packet, the woman drank its contents with some water and the strain left her face. She handed Jack another note. “Come Friday next week?”
Jack smiled at her.
“Okay,” he said.