Abandoned building--J. Hardy Carroll

Photo Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll

Here we all are for another week. Today we’re standing near a virtual abandoned building. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious writer 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. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by J. Hardy Carroll. Thanks, J. Hardy.

To read the other stories by the group, 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

IT’S HOME by P.S. Joshi

Frank eased himself down against the rough brick interior of the old burned-out building, once the Bridwell Shoe Company.

“One of these days I’ve got to find me a better home.” He’d been talking to himself for years now.

A large rat scurried by near his feet. “Durn pests,” he mumbled.

Carefully he took a newspaper-wrapped package from his pocket. He unfolded the paper slowly revealing a half-eaten sandwich.

“This restaurant food is good,”–He took a small bite.–“Can’t be more than a day old.”

He glanced around the bare brick. “Well, this is shelter anyway. Keeps off rain.”




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