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Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2018 to everyone!
Here we are this week gathered on a street in Madeira, Portugal. We’ve gathered to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Bjorn Rudberg. Thanks, Bjorn.
To read the other stories by 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: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE OLD HAT VENDOR by P.S. Joshi
Mike had saved years to take this trip to Madeira, Portugal and took notes for a later story.
He entered the street of shops and spotted an old hat vendor halfway down. Her hand-knitted wares were multicolored like many objects in the city.
The old woman knew some English.
“Buy my magic hats,” she cajoled.
Thinking, Why not?, he smiled and said, “You say they’re magic?”
Money changed hands and he slipped a hat on. He felt odd, noticed no cars but horses, and clothes on people nearby that were well over one-hundred years old.