Hello All, I haven’t done this for a while so I am a bit rusty. Friday Fictioneers is a group of people who write a piece of fiction in around 100 words based on a photo prompt. The group is hosted byRochelle Wissoff-Fields and you are cordially invited to read, and comment and join in too if you feel like having a go! You can find the story beneath the photo
Copyright – David Stewart
The Winning Ticket (100 words)
Eric paused, knees trembling, fingers clinging feebly to the slender access ladder. Above him, Stephan’s disembodied legs vanished from view. Somewhere up there, just out of sight they were waiting.
He shuddered, forcing himself upward while the ladder bounced and creaked beneath every torturous step. Below him was love, life and the familiar touch and smell of a life now passed.
He cursed for the umpteenth time: Why did I have to get all six numbers?
The air hummed and crackled and his ears popped painfully as he stepped off the ladder.
Out of the gloom ahead a figure approached.