Little wonder we stumble in life.


Flash Fictioneers – Jewels

She had never felt like such a failure.

Reputation shattered, stolen stock, foreign packages containing souvenirs of her journey to hell. She had never thought when she’d started a simple home business that it would end up like this. Where did it all go wrong?

Of course, she knew the answer to that; in her desperation to rake up enough money to make ends meet, she had picked up the wrong customers, who had not only taken her for everything she was worth, but framed her for a long list of their own crimes that went years back.

The jewels and the bills addressed to her business was the last thing she saw before she left for court on the final day. They found her guilty.

“Ultimate Fail”. Prompt from Madison Woods‘ blog.