He watched as the scene faded in his rearview mirror. He had gotten out of there as fast as he could. Her scream drew a lot of attention. He was nearly caught with his hand in the woman’s purse. Trembling, he gripped the steering wheel, but his heart rate slowed. She had looked so distraught. He felt disappointment in not getting the chance to watch her face. Oh, well, that’s not what it’s all about. The acts of kindness themselves made Christmas feel real. He hoped the extra bit of cash he slipped into her purse helped brighten her holiday.
This tiny bit of fiction is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The inspiring photo this week was provided by our host, Rochelle.
If you would like to join in and write your own story or if you would like read the stories of others from this week, visit here.
Thank you for stopping by and happy holidays to you all!