Every Friday, fiction writers around the world write 100-word stories based on a photo prompt issued by Madison Woods. This week, I am combining it with the #liblit writing prompt issued by Shannon Wendt on Twitter (@wordswendt).
You can read more Friday Fictioneer stories by clicking the link that appears below my story.
Next Stop, Pecos
by Jan Brown
Travelling through the heat wave-stricken prairie via ancient Greyhound bus, she had to laugh at the futility of the tiny visor fan worn by her amorphous seat mate. The slow, lurching bus passed a wrecked outbuilding, the sole remains of a long-forgotten tornado. She saw a gunman silhouetted through a missing window, and her laughter turned to fear.
She felt the shot before she heard it. The bullet pierced her shoulder, producing spurts of blood in rhythm with her heartbeat. They would be expecting her to debark in Pecos for medical attention. Instead, she remained onboard, hiding the bloodstains under her companion’s serape.