May 17: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – The Highest Bidder – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about property values. Perhaps its a home, business or pencil museum. What makes them go up or down? Go where the prompt leads.

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The Highest Bidder   

 

Image result for auction drawing

 

Tina stood before the bidders. It was an auction for her hand in marriage. She wished she could run. Run anywhere and be free from this madness where twenty men were treating her like an object.

 

Soon her price was rising and she was sold to a man twice her age. He licked his lips like the pervert he was and Tina, head down, made her way towards him. Purchased. Violated. Another business deal for the auctioneer. A woman filled with greed.

 

No allies, Tina got into the man’s car knowing her future would be bleak.

Property, property, property.

 

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/05/17/may-17-flash-fiction-challenge/

8 comments on “May 17: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – The Highest Bidder – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. Norah says:

    What a tragic situation, but such a good take on the prompt.

  2. […] The Highest Bidder by Lisa Reynolds […]

  3. calmkate says:

    Sadly this happens to too many young girls 😦

  4. What a bleak story and sad statement. Glad you took the 99 word challenge.

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