FFfAW – The Red Jar


She scrambled up the steps hiding the bright red jar in the folds of her skirt. I follow her until she fades from my sight. I wait and watch for her to return. I am curious about that jar.

As she scurries by me again, I watched her dart into a shop. I wait a few minutes, then stroll into the shop as if I am shopping.

Sitting on the counter is the pretty red jar filled with money. On the front is a picture of a child with sad eyes, holding a note,




Thank you Louise, author of the blog, The Storyteller's Abode, for our photo prompt.

This is my 100 word story submission for the challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, click here.

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104 thoughts on “FFfAW – The Red Jar

  1. I wonder why she’s darting around with the jar. Did she maybe steal it and then her conscience to the better of her? Intriguing story, nicely done πŸ™‚

  2. Poor Amelio. I always wonder when I see people collecting money for people with diseases if they’re sincere. But your main character comes off as genuine. Nice story.

  3. I hope they leave some money behind in that red jar. This was definitely a very good read that went in that direction that I wasn’t expecting it to go. Nicely done πŸ™‚

  4. I think everyone else has already said what I would say — great twist, and how heartwarming that it turned out that she is helping this boy. Nice touch that you said the jar is red. It gave me such a vivid image!

  5. You have such an imagination and I love how you wrote “in the folds of her skirt”. And the name Amelio fits the picture, to me too!! xo

  6. It is such a sweet and kindhearted thing she did! Children care like adults and try to help the best way they know how. She is truly an inspiration to others. Wonderful story, Joy! πŸ™‚

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