City Streets

Response to Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge to photo prompt Genre: Realistic Faction

Lampposts stood dead in the night unlit yet there was light. Someone had cleaned up all the trash from the street and and alleyways and, yes – where was old Flynn’s rusted out ‘57 Cadillac? The one old Flynn still got into first thing in the morning and crawled out of every night after a day working on his alcohol intake. 

It was eerie, the streets being so empty, the city so quiet. He’d never seen or heard of such a thing happening in all of his short, but hard-lived twelve years. 

His t-shirt stuck to his chest. Blood?

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot


  1. There’s something very strange going on there, I’d love to know what! I’m intrigued.

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  2. Bill says:

    A story for the curious. Well done, Gypsie.

    Thank you Bill! 😊

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  3. Lorraine says:

    Sounds like the protagonist has entered the twilight zone. Nicely eerie ending.

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  4. dorahak says:

    A gritty story that leaves you troubled and wondering. Well done.

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  5. Very atmospheric and intriguing. Well done.

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    1. Mason – Thank you most kindly! 😊

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  6. Anita says:

    Would love to know- what happens next?
    Please share in your next story 🙂

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  7. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit says:

    Happens… they say….great start to a bigger story there I feel..

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  8. GHLearner says:

    Oh, no, a ghost city. Now I also notice, that this street is very clean.

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  9. Michael Humphris says:

    This seems like a street with history,

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  10. Dear Gypsie,

    Oh dear. 12 years of life. Sounds like he’s entered a different dimension.



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  11. Sandra says:

    Is it the ‘great reset’? I’m trying to picture streets and alleyways devoid of rubbish, not with a great deal of success. A cliff-hanger for sure.

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