Every Wednesday Renegade Wisoff-Fields posts a picture prompt to challenge writers to create a 100-word story or poem or anything that works for you. After you post your work on your blog, go back to her site and post a link to your blog entry on her Friday Fictioneers post. Place. Page.
I’m going to try to keep up with this, as should you. Give it a shot. I prefer to stick to 100 words, but she doesn’t mind either way. Not everyone has the time to sit and write, revise, edit, revise, edit, etc. until getting it down to 100 and telling everything you want to tell.
A Day’s Work
Gray jacket opens French doors, strolls balcony overlooking parade. Cash-filled envelope in breast pocket. Sunglasses hide darting eyes, scans crowd for Signal One – black fedora aside mailbox. Signal Two – fedora scratches nose, crosses street. Signal Three – gray jacket adjusts tie. Fedora checks roof, pauses curbside, Signal Four – red bandana. Behind sunglasses, gray jacket misses Signal Five – blue sneakers untied. Parade noise covers single pop, envelope of cash fiercely penetrated, turns crimson, gray jacket crumples.
Hour later, black fedora, blue sneakers, red bandana having lunch. Signal Six – tipped glass. New waiter brings tainted lemonade. Signal Seven – fedora checks watch…