Green for Go.
The hustle and bustle. The crowded market.
Tell yourself they’ve all been vaccinated. Tell yourself the numbers are small.
Faces unmasked. Breathing. Germs. Raw meat. Sweating. Palpitations. Get out.
An open street and space. Relax, everything is normal.
The green signal flashes. Step out onto the road.
The driver doesn’t see their red light.
Blaring horn, loud engine. Make it to the other side.
Get back home. Close the door. Safe space. No danger.
A drink. Water. A couple more Valium.
How many is that today? Can’t remember.
Peaceful slumber. Drift away.
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.
For the month of April I am taking part in the A-Z blogging challenge, and am posting about my State Trilogy novels each day, including plots, themes, characters and the writing and publishing process. So if you’ve read the books, or haven’t but might be interested in them, I hope it will be of interest to some of you. All the posts published so far can be found HERE.