If it is Sunday then it is time for Alastair’s Photo Fiction Prompt. We are allotted between 100-200 words to make the picture have some meaning. As with other photo prompts there is so many directions to go and if you have not joined in on the fun yet you will love the opportunity. ***Note: I mean no disrespect to the subjects of the story, it is merely fiction and part of the character’s method of speaking.
“I am buying those swords,” Larry said.
“They aren’t real,” Jerry commented.
“Let’s ask,” Larry replied.
The pair walked up to the podium where an auctioneer sat, waiting on the next lot to be presented and made their inquiry. The auctioneer sized up the two hicks like he did all potential suckers and began to feed them the line of bull he thought would push them to spend for the novelty items.
“They are genuine articles discovered during World War Two. While some of our boys were stuck on some God forsaken island out there in the Pacific fighting those little Japs they found these in a cave. You know how little they were back then. It’s no wonder they couldn’t win the war.”
When the bidding started Larry made sure he took them home, outbidding all competitors. As he and Larry walked away the auctioneer chuckled and told a friend,” They have no idea what they just did.”
As Larry and Jerry walked away Larry said, “They have no idea what we just did.” He recognized the markings on the set that authenticated the period pieces. For three hundred dollars he had purchased a set worth twelve thousand.
I want to point you flash fiction writers to another options. It is Flash in the Pan, where you right short fiction 50-150 words respectively to words chosen and posted each week. Of the total submitted, 250 responses will be collected and published by Redmund Productions. You can check the details at the following link: Flash in the Pan.