It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo is by Renee Heath. Thank you, Renee!
by Jan Brown
It’s the longest day of the year…but in Washington, D.C., it’s still only 15 hours of sunlight. It shines without discrimination on the picturesque as well as the grotesque. (Congress is both.)
I waited for the bus in the midday heat. A young girl danced in the breeze, her skirt swirling like Marilyn Monroe’s. We giggled uncontrollably, but grew silent as we noticed a loud ticking noise emanating from the electrical box on the stoplight.
We ducked into the electronics store, only to find a young man aiming a remote at the light post.
In a mere second…no more sunlight.
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