This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge, provided each week by Rochelle, on her blog, Addicted to Purple. Writers get 100 words to write a flash fiction story inspired by the given photo prompt. Click on the blue frog below to read other stories and to add your own!
Time to Move on
At midnight, the clock ceased ticking, and the magician appeared.
“Hello, Evan. Time to pay.”
“My soul. It’s wrong to take it.”
“No matter what deal was struck? Let’s proceed.”
Evan held out a locket. “Take this. It’s my soul, as much as anything.”
The magician opened it, amused until his hands disintegrated. Soon, he was a pile of dust.
Evan retrieved the locket, smiling at his wife. This was for her. He’d learned one more trick than the magician knew. Now, he’d join his love. Locket around his neck, heavy clock in his pocket, Evan descended to the river.