Something New and Exciting for Story Chat
This week Charli Mills challenges her flash fiction writers to compose a response based on May’s Story Chat, “As Far As a Former Prisoner Can Go.” Your stories will be published on her Carrot Ranch website, and a link to that post will be included in this month’s Story Chat Summary. Be sure to comment on her story and a link to your most recent blog post will be posted on the Summary as well.
So here goes!
Pay It Forward
by Marsha Ingrao
James traveled in a time tunnel as the bus took him away.
Two hundred dollars. He’d never held that much money. He smiled his thanks.
“$215,” the kiosk at the bus terminal said. James’ hands shook.
Hey, Buddy, just get out? How much you short?”
“Fifteen,” James said. Parents dead, no way to meet girls in solitary.
“Thanks, man, I’ll…”
“Pay it forward.”
James nodded unsure what to say.
The bus pulled into a darkened parking lot of a deserted Iowa gas station. “Would Aunt Sally accept a call from her brother’s bad kid?”
James looked for a payphone.
Now it’s your turn.
Let’s have some fun with this. Go to Carrot Ranch and post your Prisoner story.