AnElephantCant deny it
He’s a devoted Friday Fictioneer
His first try was quite fun
So for his second one
He thinks to the rules he’ll adhere
Last week he exceeded his word count
He apologises for his blunder
So this week he’s aware
He takes much better care
And his total is exactly one hundred
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on a picture prompt (below).
The last few people shuffle past, or stop before her, hoisting their baggage into the overheads.
The seat beside her lies empty.
She wonders if it will still be empty when they depart.
Everyone has settled.
A man appears, ambling, insouciant.
He grins and says something to the uniformed lady who approaches him sternly.
Her rebuke becomes a pink-cheeked giggle.
He stops where she sits and somehow squeezes his bag into a space above his head.
Her irritation increases.
Hi, he says.
Her anger melts away instantly.
She is enchanted by his voice and his accent.
‘I got your book’.