A LITTLE FESTIVE EXCESS

‘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.

‘Hello?’

A glint in the darkness. ‘Hello,’ a quiet whisper replied.


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Copyright Fatima Fakier Deria

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).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


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80 thoughts on “A LITTLE FESTIVE EXCESS

  1. As I was reading, I was thinking my guy should have taken a ride on your bus instead of my ambulance… then I continued reading and, I dunno which ending is better…
    Well done, Iain!

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  2. Seems he ended up on the wrong bus, and is about to be harvested. They could have picked a better target, his liver must need replacing itself. Hope he sobered up enough to defend himself now. Powerful imagery too!

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