Friday Fictioneers – Cloudy, clearing later

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story 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!

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Photo Prompt © C E Ayr

Cloudy, clearing later

High cloud covered the heaven. Even mid-afternoon there were no shadows – or, perhaps, everything was shadow.

I scuffed a pebble towards a tree, missing by miles. That’s life when you’re out of work. Nothing you do hits the target.

I noticed Claire at the window of her first-floor apartment. A nice girl, dark-haired, blue-eyed – pretty. No point someone as useless as me hoping to date her, though.

But she gestured me to wait, and thirty seconds later she was running towards me.

“It’s no good moping,” she said. “You need qualifications. Have you tried Medville College? Here, I’ll take you.”

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