Talk about kicking someone when they’re down.
No job, no money. Now the car had packed in. What next?
He aimed a kick at the car door and felt the bone in his foot crack.
‘Sonovabitch!’ He crumpled in agony.
‘That’ll be a fracture,’ said a voice from above.
He looked up at the postman.
‘Expert, are you?’ The postman shrugged. ‘Not going to help me up?’
‘Sorry mate, got my rounds to do.’ The postman handed him a letter and walked off.
‘Bastard.’ Letter from a publishing house. Another rejection no doubt.
He opened it:
‘We would be delighted to meet you with the view to taking this forward to publication.’
‘Sonovabitch,’ he smiled.
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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