It would be nice to stay, sitting in his chair under the trees, letting the sunlight warm his face.
But his instinct said it was time to move on. He’d done all he could here: broke a few hearts, sowed some seeds of dissent, encouraged a few minor indiscretions.
In time, the place would fall, they always did, and he would call back to see the fruits of his labour. Until the then, it was time to go.
Soon all that was left was the settling dust of the fresh tyre tracks, and the echo of his voice singing along to the car stereo.
‘Please allow me to introduce myself…’
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).
For no particular reason, The Rolling Stones song ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ inspired this little tale.
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