Friday Fictioneers: Pears & Giggles

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo.

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

I wrote three stories for this one. I kept trying to go post-apocalyptic dystopian, but the two I wrote felt forced. There was a lot of violence caused by the scarcity of food. In the end, I opted for simple.

Pears & Giggles

“Nice melons.”

“Why thank you, sir.”

“Hi, I’m Giggles.”

“Oh, really? A pleasure. I’m Bartlett Pears $1.00.”

“That is a lovely name. How did you come by such an interesting moniker?”

“My mother’s maiden name is Bartlett. She wanted to retain some of her family history with me. My father’s surname is Pears.”

“And the $1.00?”

“Anything too expensive will scare people away.”

“Anything too cheap will, too.”

“Are you scared?”

“I don’t scare that easily.”

“That’s good to know.”

“I haven’t seen you here before.”

“Oh, there’s my husband. It was nice to meet you, Giggles.”

“You too, Bartlett.”

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    1. Thank you. It’s a man and woman who meet at a fruit stand/farmer’s market. The names came from the graffiti in the picture. He was flirting, read “Giggles” from the graffiti, and she picked up on it.

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