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Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here.  Here’s my take on the prompt (See pic below). Image: J Hardy Carroll



The man dropped his bag near the phone booth, on the busy subway. Nervously, he turned around, looking for someone.

Walking up to the caller machine, he put in a coin and waited with bated breath.

“Hello!” said he, “I’ve got the money.”

The voice at the other end said, “I can see them waiting…so, why did you get the police, huh?”

The man clutched onto the bag with the money but the sound of a gun shot startled him. As the bullet hit his chest, he fell, face down, and then collapsed.

The bag remained. A shadow walked away, vanishing into the twilight.