Photo Copyright: David Stewart
Here we are again this week. This time we’re sitting in a virtual yard in India across from a trash bin. Our guide for this virtual trip taken by our group, the Friday Fictioneers, is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the pciture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by David Stewart. Thanks, David.
To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
POOR IN INDIA by P.S. Joshi
Every day she goes to a trash bin to separate things she can resell.
She takes off her cheap flip-flops and wades in, filling the large, empty bag she brings along with recyclable plastic sheets, bags, bottles, hard plastics, cloth, etc.
Competition is other rag pickers and the starving feral dogs always searching for edible garbage.
She brings her youngest child with her to keep him safe from her drunken husband. One neighbor was arrested for selling his child.
When she gets money, she has to quickly buy food before her husband steals it for drink. He often beats her.