‘What is he doing?’
‘I have no idea.’
‘He’s just standing there.’
A small group of onlookers stopped on the sidewalk to stare at the man standing in the middle of the intersection.
‘Did he just come out of the manhole cover?’
‘Should we ask if he needs help?’
The lights changed. Yellow cabs swerved past, horns blaring. The man didn’t seem to notice.
He wore a black trilby and a grey trench coat. With a last look round, he stepped back to the manhole cover and slipped back down, replacing the metal disc behind him.
‘Huh,’ shrugged the onlookers.
The lights changed to red.
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). Time traveller? Screwball? Tourist? P.I.? You decide, I have no idea what he was doing there or where he was going!
To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
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