Rain starts to fall, umbrellas unfurl.
The leaves overhead are golden-brown, autumnal. It seems appropriate.
The mood is patient. They’ve waited this long, what’s another hour or two?
Most are elderly. The young can’t stand around like this, they have to keep moving, keep hustling, to get through the day.
A shuffle forward, a false alarm, they remain standing.
After a lifetime it’s worth the wait. Perhaps there will finally be some answers. Perhaps not.
Finally, the gates open smoothly.
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.
NEW NOVEL ‘STATE OF DENIAL’ RELEASED ON FRIDAY
My second novel is released on Friday and you can now order the paperback or Amazon Kindle version by following the links: