Woozy. Sweat. Open eyes.
Peeling paint, damp patches, broken ceiling fan.
Movement next to me. Moist sheets. Another person.
She moans. Dark hair, dark skin.
Vague memories. A bar, drinking, her smiling face.
Sit up, look round. Dilapidated.
Head thumping. Air oppressive. Dry throat.
Stagger to the window. Old, wooden frame. Open it.
Humid air. Voices. Cries.
She turns, eyes looking at me. That smile.
The night is in the past.
To the dank bathroom. Cracked mirror reflects broken face.
Splash of water. Hands steady.
Ready for another day.
Ready for more victims.
Ready to do what little I can.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
This April I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge once again. My theme is a collection of stories from around the countries of the European Union, and you can find them here: A TO Z CHALLENGE 2018