#FridayFictioneers – A Bit of Soul

PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

Lanny scowled at the boy eyeballing her wares through the window.  Surely, he was thinking of stealing.

Snow fell lightly, but it was warm inside, and business was good.  All was well.

The boy shivered.  An act?  Probably.  Would he make it through another night?  Surely.

Turning a knitted toboggan in her hands, she considered, just for a moment, taking it out to the boy.  She imagined his excitement as he donned the cap.

But she was a businesswoman, not a charity.  Replacing the toboggan, she turned from the boy at the window, and a bit of her soul died.

WC: 100


#FridayFictioneers is a weekly writing post up hosted by Rochelle over at rochellewisoff.com/.  You should go check out her page and maybe even post your own 100 word story.

6 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers – A Bit of Soul

  1. You’ve written your story skilfully, painting the shifting emotions felt by the main character as she assesses her situation. You also make it clear that her final decision wasn’t based on the facts of the boy’s predicament but on her own self-perception as a businesswoman – and her innate meanness. To do all this while making us interested in her is clever writing. Well done!

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