Continue the Celebration (flash fiction)
Giving another photo prompt a whirl today: this time for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. There are great prompts out there to fire up sparks of inspiration for fiction. I’m really enjoying these!
The pub’s closed sign like a stern father behind them, the three friends stumbled into the shortcut, their laughter booming up buildings’ backs, shaking slumbering residents.
“We gotta keep celebrating,” Tom said. “Better have somethin’ at your flat.”
“Swear I’ve got some beers left,” Billy replied.
“I’m in a whiskey mood anyhow,” Tom said. “How ‘bout we break into a store, take whatever we want?”
“One robbery’s enough today,” Billy said. Pickpocketing for pub money’s one thing, hitting a liquor store’s another. Probably has an alarm. Can’t push it, or you’ll get caught.”
Red dots shone in the dark walkway ahead, moving in pairs down the stairs. Closer, the furred bodies materialized.
“Rats,” Billy said weakly.
So many red eyes, like torches carried by a swarm of vengeful villagers.
“Let’s get the hell out of here,” Tom said.
The men turned and ran, the rats picking up speed after them.