It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Madison Woods’ blog. This week’s photo is by Ron Pruitt. You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story.
by Jan Brown
Happy Halloween, I thought to myself sarcastically as I boarded the bus. I would have preferred to travel independently, but my eyesight was damaged in a fire long ago—an incendiary nightmare set by a group that, in today’s world, would be called a flash mob. I’ve since become accustomed to commercial means of transport.
Two of us were travelling with animal companions, I with my service dog and a sleek young woman with an equally sleek black cat. Pets aren’t allowed, but she cleverly convinced the bus driver that he was a service cat.
Service cat? Really? In my day, we called them “familiars.”