This week’s photo prompt is provided by Pamela S. Canepa.
Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Monday pm to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Monday pm and runs to the following Monday pm.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.
5. Please indicate the number of words in your story at the end of your story. (It doesn’t count into the amount of words).
“Up there?” she asked.
“Why so high?”
“That’s where my rooms are.”
The likelihood of getting lucky was falling fast.
“Couldn’t you get a room on a lower floor?”
“I don’t need two rooms.”
“I don’t like being up so high.”
“The building is safe. No chance of danger. Stairs. Elevators. Fire escapes. Everything in its place.”
“That’s what they said about the Twin Towers.”
Well, that put a damper on the conversation.
The taxi pulled up to the front of the hotel. Opening his door, he slid out, leaning back down to look at her. Thumped on the roof of the taxi and stepped back.
His phone chirped. “Hey, babe. Good. Yeah, just getting back to the hotel.”
He headed inside, listening, nodding, shutting the room door behind him.
“Look, I’ve got to go. I’m beat. Gonna shower and crash.”
He stopped, slowly loosening his tie. Stared out the window at the darkened city beyond. Car lights like stars.
“Yeah, baby” he replied softly, “love you, too.”