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.

Credit: J Hardy Carroll

Credit: J Hardy Carroll

“Where is it?”, demanded Bruce.

“The heat was on so I had to stashed it,” said Pauley.


“I put it where no one will notice. We can go back and get it.”

Bruce didn’t like to work but picking up odd jobs provided lucrative information.  He had seen the crystal decanter when he helped a friend install carpet last week and heard that more work would be occurring today, Tuesday.  With workmen in and out of the mansion, no one would notice Pauley.

“So where did you stash it?”

“When the old lady looked at me funny, I hid in the crawl space under the stairs.  After a while, I escaped out the backdoor but the police were there. To avoid them, I ran down the alley and stashed it in a junk shop. There was an old case with no front and it was full of bottles. I put it in with them.”

“Let’s go. Show me this junk shop.”

Around the corner from the scene of the crime, Pauley pointed to a shop at the end of a plaza. Bruce frowned when he read the sign above the door.



3 responses

  1. Steve Lakey says:

    He should have read the signs! 🙂


  2. athling2001 says:

    Whoops! Bad mistake to make.