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.
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.”