Note – I wrote three 100 word stories for Friday Fictioneer that interconnected, making the opening of an adventure series. (First story) I decided to pull it out and make it a more long-form short story. After 2000+ words, I have finally incorporated all three micro-fiction stories. There is no end in sight. Sigh. Oh well, I guess this will be multi-part as well! I hope that you enjoy!
I heaved my bag up onto the pier and then climbed up out of the small boat. I turned and dropped a few coins into the man’s outstretched hand. I didn’t need to do the math. Together with the few coins I’d given him before we started, he was lucky if he came out a dollar richer. He gave me a quick once over with his eyes, shook his head, laughing, and then pulled away from the pier. In a few seconds his little motor boat, dodging in and out of the much larger traffic, disappeared.
I was sure he expected a small woman like myself to be eaten alive in this back-jungle town. It’s always nice to be underestimated. Continue reading