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. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
Friday Fictioneers: Budget Cuts
Victoria took the long way to work. The closer she got, the more she shook. It was her first day in 18 months. Her first day since the budget cuts.
Larry Butterfield. Victoria would never forget that name. His red face and bloodshot eyes haunted her dreams.
After 45 minutes in the parking lot, Victoria exited her car. Her limp made the walk a marathon. The scars on her soul were worse. Victoria was one of the lucky ones.
An AR-15, easily convertible to fully automatic, was less expensive than most handguns. Budget cuts meant Larry had to be frugal.