Jenny added another packet of sugar to her coffee knowing it would be her only meal of the day. She pulled the last $50.00 from her pocket and set it on the table. Stared at it. Prayed it would reproduce so she could at least pay the rent.
The dingy one room apartment was the only place she felt safe. She’d left only to use the phone. Somehow she had to convince him to call off the hit. She’d swear she hadn’t seen a thing.
She looked up as the door opened, startled to see him standing there.
She ran out the back door and down the urine fouled, litter-strewn alley into the street.
“Now what?” she prayed.
Back at the café, Betty scooped up the tip left behind by the nervous redhead, failing to notice it was a fifty-dollar bill until she counted her tips at closing.
“Thank God,” she whispered. Now she could pay the rent.
Flash Fiction means very short stories. The number of words a writer may use to tell a story varies from 50 to 1,000 depending on the call for submissions. Here are links for two websites that showcase Flash Fiction at it’s best and pay something you can put toward your rent. Brevity and Glimmer Train
- Try This Flash Fiction Writing Prompt (quazen.com)
- Steampunk Flash Fiction Contest – “Horizon” – >>Vote for Me! (clairegillian.wordpress.com)
- Writing Flash Fiction Won’t Hurt You (quazen.com)
- Writing Flash Fiction Won’t Hurt You (writinghood.com)