Friday, June 30, 2017

The Appointment

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The warm sunshine danced on his face and his eyelids blinked in the light.  His hand unsteadily shielded both eyes as the other groped the ground in an attempt to steady himself.  Soon he was sitting with his back propped against the wall.

He looked around his surroundings. The cobbled path, stone walls and the metallic manhole covers.  A woman walked past, averting her gaze as her steps quickened. 

His shirt felt damp under the left pocket.  He touched it instinctively and looked at his fingers coated in a sticky red film.


He was not going to make his appointment.

Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

I am in the middle of a break right now, so actually do not have any appointments to miss (except a FF deadline).

To read the other stories this week click here.  

22 comments :

  1. Oh dear... Not a way one wants to wake up!
    Suggestion: change the eyelids to "his" eyelids...

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    1. Oops! Fixed. Thanks for that Dale.

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  2. He certainly won't make the appointment if people just walk by him. :(
    Well done.

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    1. Sadly people don't want to get involved. Thanks for your comments Sascha.

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  3. Oh dear! He's been shot, and no one is going to help? Awful!

    Good writing, though--you sure pulled me in!

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    1. It's a bad situation for sure. Thanks for your comments Linda, I am glad you liked it.

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  4. Hopefully he'll make an appointment with a hostpital and quickly!

    Please click to read my FriFic

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    1. Hopefully someone called an ambulance. Thanks for reading and commenting Keith.

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  5. Sad for him. Hope the next passer-by calls for the ambulance . Well written!

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    1. Maybe someone will get involved. Thanks for your Moon, I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Dear Subroto,

    Nope, not going to make that appointment. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Not enough time left to make it. Thanks for your comment Rochelle, I am glad you liked it.

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  7. Reminds me of stories of Thugee in Varanasi. Nicely done.

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    1. Probably stabbed by a Thug. Thanks for your comments YS, I am glad you liked it.

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  8. But who shot him and why? Great stuff.

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    1. Could be a petty crime or something more sinister. Thanks for your comments Iain I am glad you liked it.

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  9. His appointment seems to be with death.

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    1. I think you've got it. Thanks for your comments James.

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  10. It sounds as though he's in deep trouble with the wrong person or people. I also hope someone summons help for him before it's too late. Good writing, Subroto. ---- Suzanne

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    1. Maybe there is another appointment he needs to keep. Thanks for commenting Suzanne, I am glad you liked it.

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