Carrot Ranch September 28 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a prickly story.
Jane tucks her unsold papers away and skinnies through the tourists along Pike Place. The library awaits, and the research paper that will lead to a diploma that will, hopefully, lead to her own home again.
Something flashes in her vision, apart from the noise and smells and colors of the shops and vendor stalls. She slows, eyes moving more deliberately. There, nestled in a display of jams and honeys: Prickly pear jelly.
Taste of home.
She gladly forks over a hard-earned seven dollars. How often does she get a treat? Spread thinly enough, she can make this last.
This is a vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. Fun 99-word flash fiction from other writers can be found at the Carrot Ranch link above.