It’s that time of the week again: Friday Fictioneers! Every week, writers from all over the globe write a 100 word flash fiction story based on a new photo posted every Wednesday on Madison Woods’ blog. On Friday, we all post links to our stories and make sure to comment on each other’s work. For writers, it’s a great way to get feedback on your stories. For readers, it’s a great way to read some really cool stories.
Here’s this week’s picture, my story is below.
The girl glanced at me.
“Well?” she asked.
I took her left hand in mine and held it up to the light. First, everything was quiet. But as my eyes listened, I found I could pick apart the melodies. I started humming to myself as the sound grew louder.
“Well?” she asked again.
“I see prosperity, health, a good husband I think”, I answered slowly.
She smiled, dropped a few coins on the counter, and left.
I glanced down at my clasped hands despite myself. My eyes listened before I could stop them, but I heard only a faint whisper.