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Here we are for another week. Today we’ve gathered near a virtual alley in a virtual city. Our hostess for this weekly gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt is another repeat requested by Sandra Crook and supplied by Jan Marler Morrill. Thanks, Sandra, and Jan.
To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.
The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE ALLEY by P.S. Joshi
Doris’s husband was in his late seventies, ten years older than her. She worried about him. He insisted on taking a shortcut through an alley in the city and wouldn’t listen.
She was afraid she’d get a call from the police some night telling her his body had been found in that alley with his wallet gone. Even a friend had warned him.
One night she got a call from the police.
“Mrs. Moore, we found…”
Here it comes, she thought. I don’t want to hear.
“…your husband’s wallet in an alley. He must have dropped it.”