I’ve decided to jump on the Flash fiction band wagon thanks to Ted Strutz‘s urging. *Waves to Ted* Writing something in only 100 words is new to me, but I’m willing to take on the challenge. Today’s prompt is also provided by Ted – yay Ted! Your comments and critiques are welcome, and feel free to join in and participate. You can find Friday Fictioneers here, hosted by the gracious Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
**Trade of Change **
They crowded the tight space. Spread out before them were scores of jewelry, sunglasses, and something the man called DVD’s. People pushed and shoved to touch and feel the items.
Darlene picked up a pair of sunglasses, turned them over in her hand. “How much?”
“How much ya got?” The greasy guy flashed a golden tooth smile and looked her over.
A siren rang out. Everyone scattered. Darlene turned and ran. Glancing over her shoulder she saw the police cuff the golden tooth man. It was illegal to sell items from the dead yesteryear. She clutched her new sunglasses tightly.
Since I do so much to music I thought I’d share a little black market shopping inspiration with you.
Can you imagine a future where the things we take for granted today would be considered illegal or contraband? It’s not beyond the realm of possibilities.
To join the group and write your 100 Words, check out the Friday Fictioneers blog and visit… Rochelle…
Image copyrighted by Ted Strutz
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