Copyright – Ted Strutz
Word Count 100
It was nearly midnight when his body was discovered.
No-one had seen him arrive. The CCTV was scanned for hours; first one camera then the next and so on.
Sally, at the diner, thought she had seen him somewhere, sometime, but couldn’t remember where or when.
His face, nicely arranged for the TV cameras, was beamed out to the whole country on the network news channels.
‘That’s Joe’, Abe said, passing the bottle to Luis, while watching the huge TV in the shop across from their squat under the bridge.
‘Who Joe?’ asked Luis raising the bottle.
‘Dunno’, replied Abe.
Haven’t been around for quite a while, missed my fellow FFers.
Thanks to Ted Strutz for the inspiration this week and thanks as always to Rochelle, a Fairy Blogmother who never tires…
Copyright Douglas MacIlroy
Word Count: 100
Home at Last
The ties that bound me were severed so long ago, I have forgotten why. The cold seeps into my bones, forming a brittle frost. The gnawing emptiness in my stomach would signal hunger to a brain able to care or respond.
The light surprises me, it’s intense and blinding. A flashlight means police and an order to ‘move on, get out of here.’ But this light is too strong and never wavers. As a whisper of summer fills my nostrils and glides sweetly over my tongue, I think I am smiling.
I am held tight.
I am home, at last.
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My thanks to Doug MacIlroy for the photo prompt that sent chills this week and to Rochelle for continuing to lead the Friday Fictioneers whilst getting her novel edited and now ready for publication, many congratulations. You can read more below and on her website
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