Little White Van

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.   

Author: Danny James

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

19 thoughts on “Little White Van”

      1. I heard on NPR yesterday that over 100,000 US businesses have shut down so far because of COVID-19 and that many still-open businesses are saving a bundle by having their workforces work from home. I don’t think there is any person that hasn’t been impacted in some way by the virus, many greatly. My heart goes out to your MC. I pray deliverance comes to him.

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  1. Yanked from reality, straight to your heart. Great write. I imagine that there are far too many in just this type of situation right now. Praying and feeling thankful that i have a home at the moment, and that at least one of us still employed,

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  2. Our little town has had a bigger influx of visitors this year, partly due to people being uneasy about taking their holidays overseas. But you hear sad tales from the small business on the continent, who have always relied on visitors from other countries. Very sad.

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