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Light fingers (Friday Fictioneers)

November 5, 2020
PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Sand was in her boots. She couldn’t stop running to empty it out but man, it was gonna blister something bad. Laser shots fired. She heard the whine and pop and twisted. Just in time. The ceramic bowl on the display shelf beside her shattered. Crud. She diverted into a nearby alley and twisted sharply ducking into a doorway. Rich spicy sauce filled her nose. “Excuse me.” She darted through the restaurant and back out onto the street. Swiping up a hat and sunglasses from a nearby stall she wandered through the crowd. In her pocket, the diamond of Baaltear.

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33 Comments
  1. I am left wondering, is she saving or stealing the diamond. A great action packed opener, I liked the tension.

    • Thanks James. I like the idea that she could be doing either… or both… or perhaps stealing it to return it? Even I don’t know!

  2. Great action scene.

  3. A ripping yarn, Laurie.

  4. Wonderful action, Laurie! Now… is she a thief or is she keeping it from thieves?

  5. Breathtaking pace, and an intriguing story which has left me wondering!

    Here’s mine!

  6. Gwen M. Plano permalink

    Loved it!

  7. Oh, I love it and I hope she gets away with the diamond in her pocket!

  8. Dear Laurie,

    Well built tension. Like everyone else I’m left wondering which side of the law she’s on. 😉 Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  9. A good day’s work for a jewel thief! Enjoyed this very much, Laurie 🙂

  10. Jings, I’m puffed out just reading this.
    That was a fast-paced tale!

  11. Lots of adventure in so few words!

    Note: “Rich, spicy sauce filled her nose”–that must have been uncomfortable :). How about “The aroma of. . . .” instead? Of course, watching that word count!

  12. Nice. You do a great job of conjuring up the scene – and what a story!

  13. A scene straight out of an action movie! Nicely done.

  14. I bet the diamond was burning a hole in her pocket by this time. An exciting chapter in the story!

  15. This one sounds like a lot of fun! I’d love to see more of her!
    Best regards, and stay safe,
    Shira

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