Yes! It’s that time again, the 100 word flash fiction challenge served up weekly by Madison Woods. She offers us a photo on her blog, and we, her loyal followers, write a 100 word story based on it.
I am a day late, but better late than never. The photo is below, the story follows the photo.
As always, I welcome constructive criticism-it gives me a chance to grow as a writer.
UPDATE: I edited the ending because commenters were a little confused about what was going on. Hope this helps!
A Time for Everything
“There’s a time for everything,” the old man thought as he walked slowly down the stairs into the basement, clutching a bundle of mail. He stepped carefully past the shelves packed with paint thinner, jugs of kerosene, and yellow quarts of motor oil. He paused by a pile of paper lying on the stained concrete.
He tossed the envelopes down one by one until he got to the final letter. It was from Bank of America and was dated May 4th, 2012.
“All is vanity,” he said to himself, and reached inside his front pocket for a match.