Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at:
For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, find peace.
Here’s my contribution:
The bad thoughts came and Derick fled in search of a soothing place to rest, to bring comfort, he needed to settle his mind. He shoved through the glass doors of the library glancing about, hoping nobody would notice his disheveled state, and nearly collapsed beside the courtyard fountain outside, a favorite nook for young readers which was fortunately vacant. He rubbed his brow as the gentle burbling eased the bolts behind his eyes. The Koi, accustomed to being fed, began to congregate before him, their mouths stupidly gaping.
That’s when Derick first heard them.
They were praying, to him.