Out of business – Friday Fictioneers

I’m playing Friday Fictioneers catch-up! Too late to add it to the link-up but I thought I’d write a story anyway – the photo was too good to let go! The challenge is to write a 100-word story in response to a weekly photo prompt chosen by our host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Follow the link to her blog for more information. Thank you to all who take the time to read, like, or comment.

2017 05 26

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Out of business

“This place is a mess,” I groaned.

“Yeah, the previous tenants got out pretty fast. Then the bailiffs arrived. Never seen a business go under so quickly,” he chuckled. “You’ll do fine though, boss.”

“You’ll clean it up?”

“Sure!” He flashed me a gold-toothed grin. Sign the lease, pay the deposit: it’ll be good as new.”

I nodded towards the old sign.

The Good News

A positive way to start your day!

“Some kind of hippie newspaper,” the landlord said. “Only printed ‘nice’ stories.”

He cleared his nose and spat.

“Gotta know your market.”


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