Better late than never – here is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers extravaganza, where writers from around the world weave a hundred word story around the photo prompt of the week. This week’s picture is copyright Ted Strutz and the whole shebang is now hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can find my story below the picture and under that is the blue linky creature that will help you find the other stories. I won’t have much time for visiting this week as I am working tomorrow, so apologies if I don’t make it back to see you. I will do my best.
Alice wearliy started packing up her wares. Like countless previous market days, the customers were choosing the flashier items on other stalls.
Of course, the few who did buy something from her didn’t have the belief necessary to make the longevity amulets actually work. They probably assumed they were the same kind of cheap tat peddled in every ‘alternative’ store.
Alice remembered when it was different, like the time that young king stopped to buy a gift for his advisor. She couldn’t quite remember his name, there had been so many kings since. Something beginning with an A, perhaps?