Thank you Yinglan for the photo prompt!
This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end.
The tram pulled on the station of cobbled surface.
My feet stepped in carrying Luis Vuitton bag, my body and
My official SUV needed a surgery in the garage and with no
replacement vehicle in sight I had to take a detour forcibly
to travel by public transport.
The maiden day was far from comfortable. The movement
of the tram and my hubris had a soporific effect. I
declared myself an outlier and misfit among hoi-polloi.
The following days eased my discomfiture of sharing space
with strangers. Strangers with nameless bodies broke the
cordon of unfamiliarity to inch closer sharing a smile or a
nod. The girl in tweed skirt, the young man in Cambric
pants or a young mom with her bawling infant gave me
enough fodder for characterization to pull out my notepad
to transport them to the bank pages.
I looked forward to this quotidian ritual. My blank pages
rapidly filled and my nascent blogging gained momentum
with newer posts and gathered rave comments.
The change reflected on my countenance. Anger and
resentment replaced conviviality.
My subordinates saw a different avatar and were
The Valium bottle remained unopened.
The Garage mechanic‘s email about the vehicle’s recovery
I picked my paraphernalia to board the 5.15 tram.
written for : Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers.
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word count : 214