Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/18-january-2013/ for her organisation of the Friday Fictioneers. Every week she posts a photo on her blog and writers from all over the world contribute a short piece of fiction (about 100 words). Come and have a look. Maybe you will get hooked just like I did.
copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The shop heaves contents onto the pavement and Rachel barely squeezes through the door. Slivers of light filter through the gaps in the teetering towers that guard the murky windows. Her hip glances the corner of a sideboard and she grabs a tarnished candlestick before it crashes to the floor.
A voice calls out from behind the wooden door at the rear.
‘With you in a minute.’
Rachel’s eyes flit around the room. Her search is over.
According to the morning paper, a customer found the man; at the back of his shop, felled by a blow to his head. Just rewards, some say as victims are encouraged to reclaim their stolen items.
He should have left Rachel’s grandfather at home in his frame.