This week’s photo prompt is provided by Footy and Foodie.
Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.
The travelers reached the ridge line by dusk, greeted by the last lingering sight of the sun.
“Think it will come back up in the morning?” Gustav asked, horse fidgeting beneath him.
“Best come,” snorted his companion. “Didn’t make no deal with my money,” here he glared over at Gustav, “to have it skip on me.”
“True,” Gustav reflected, ignoring the look. Who was to say he hadn’t left his wallet at home this morning? It was always best to get the other man to spend his cash rather than spending his own. He liked cash and he liked to keep what he had. Small habit, but important.
They both stared down at the decrepit… what had they been called? Trucks? Every once and again, they’d run into a reminder of the distant past. Musta been miserable.
“He’s gonna come back. Can’t stand the world in darkness. Piss’em off, I’d think.”
Gustav laughed. “Oh, yes, I’m sure he’ll be back. And soon if I’m not mistaken.”
Life… and money….and the hook ….what else could a man want?