This post is submitted to Friday Fictioneers.
The challenge is to write a complete story in 100 words or less with a beginning, middle and end using the picture prompt below.
PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook
He lived in his white van. A van he purchased when times were good. His shuttered little sea food restaurant last year was a tourist hot spot. Usually this time of year is when he made almost all of his money. The empty strip-mall behind him was a constant reminder of the virus lurking all around him. The virus that killed his hopes for living.
Yesterday his van stopped running. Even if he could get it repaired, which he could not afford, where would he go. The coming winter would be hard on his seventy-four-year-old body.