‘Room for one more?’ Hank slurred cheerily, lifting his wide posterior into the small bus.
He crammed into a seat. The driver jumped out into the traffic, angry horns blared.
Kaleidoscopic lights blurred. Sudden stops. Chaotic traffic. Sweat and body odour.
He felt the beer sloshing around in his stomach. A little excess again, but it was the festive season. New Year’s resolution: cut back a bit.
His eyelids drooped in the humid interior.
He woke alone. Still on the bus. Dark. Cold sweat. Quiet. Wallet, shoes, watch – gone.
A glint in the darkness. ‘Hello,’ a quiet whisper replied.
Written for Friday Fictioneers 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).
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