Friday Fictioneers: Zambotti & Sons

Friday Fictioneers is a writing prompt challenge to tell a story about an image in 100 words.

Zambotti & Sons

by A.D. Shaffer

Scrimps couldn’t believe the fortune available to the Zambotti gypsies, especially at the end of the season with the threat of starvation a reality. Cigar stub chewed to a pulp, he watches the children awe over balloon animals; their fingers sticky of cotton candy wishes. The real action is under the public building. The snow and cold does not end the show.

Scrimps stays outside in admiration of the onlookers willing to face the bite of nature for a corndog, the persistent urge of humanity to entertain themselves despite hardship. Oh, and to rob their cars. Nice neighborhood for gypsies.


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