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!
Money on Trees
There were fifteen of them, moving stealthily through the jungle. Carlos was nervous, aware that Jose was watching him; judging. There were riches ahead, but there were risks, too. Every man carried a weapon. They’d laughed at Carlos when he said he didn’t have a gun.
The terrain was rough. The overgrown paths, winding like animal tracks, became muddy as they approached a cataract.
‘Put your feet exactly where I put mine,’ said Jose.
Sweating, panting, terrified, Carlos crested the waterfall, and there it was. Money on trees; a coca plantation.
‘You can afford a gun now,’ laughed Jose.