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 © Anne Higa
Ralph coughed and spat brown phlegm. How the hell was he supposed to climb a brick wall? His vision swam as he looked around. What the hell was a bucket doing here anyway?
One foot in the bucket and…
It swivelled from under his feet.
He fell, awkwardly. Hell, that hurt.
Something to take away the pain. Quickly. He swigged. Belched. Acid reflux filled his mouth.
Safe behind the armoured glass of an adjacent window, bargain-hunting shoppers barged through tinselled aisles.
Ralph beat on the glass, then slid to the ground.
The shoppers neither saw him nor heard him.