The Predator

PHOTO PROMPT - © Emmy L Gant

Like a predator waiting for a prey, I let myself be lost in this dark and mute cloak-like hole behind the thick brick wall.

She’s coming, soon.

With eyes focused in my treasured black bag, which has been ‘mine’ since I was twelve, I tried to silence my growling stomach. My heartbeat races, my mouth’s juice leaks as I sniff her scent –  grilled seafood, maybe fish, (this is new) and the usual bitter coffee breath.

She’s near.

My sharp ears excitedly anticipates the usual crumpling noise followed by slingshot-like wind whip.


Her restaurant aroma fades.

My dinner is served.

Word count: 100 words

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Emmy L. Gant

In response to Friday Fictioneers prompt for 11 March 2016.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly writing challenge hosted by the generous Fairy Blog-Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction.

Read more great 100-word short stories here:

42 thoughts on “The Predator”

      1. I like the fact that it’s unclear. The story keeps you guessing until the end and that ramps up the suspense. If you’re going to change it, which I don’t think you need to, just add a little hint at the end. Nothing big. Some small detail that makes it clear. This way when folks re-read it and they will hoping that will tell them if its an animal or a beggar who’s devolved into animal thinking, they’ll catch that hint and have an ‘aha’ moment. I love those ‘aha’ moments.

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