Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction
The Assignment: The idea of Photo Fiction is write a story of around 100-200 words (which is also called Flash Fiction) based on a photo as a prompt. In this particular photo fiction, the story must be based on the photo below.
Reading is Fundamental
“Where are we, Harry? It’s creepy.”
“Never you never mind Otis. Your job is to bag valuables, not to ask questions. For god sake try not to break anything this time.”
Turning to opposite sides of what looked like a church but not like any church Harry had ever seen before, the brothers began stuffing their sacks with objects. Harry had watched this place for the last week and when he saw a group of oddly dressed people climb into a van including the strange man who he’d seen daily, he decided that tonight was as good as any.
Harry and Otis have been alone in the world for ages having lost their parents at a young age. Harry always looked out for his younger brother. He knew Otis wasn’t quite right in the head and would always need him. Otis never learned to read or write.
“I think we’re done. Grab your sack and meet me at the van, “ said Harry.
Otis frowned at a weird piece of cloth with writing on it. The goblet with the skull had been on top of it. He shrugged and placed it in his sack too. Harry could read.
Harry would never read these words…
THE MORTAL WHO REMOVES THIS CUP WILL RECEIVE
A VISITED TONIGHT FROM BEELZEBUB