I'm Abe Wolfgang, an Electrical Engineer, writer, Father, husband, and full-time lover of story. I blog about those stories, how they impact us as humans, and why they are important. Occasionally I write my own as well.

Flash Fiction: Over the Edge

Flash Fiction: Over the Edge

Welcome to another (late) edition of Flash Fiction Friday! As always, this is a photo prompt along with a theme, and is hosted over at http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/

Theme: Bankruptcy


Over the Edge

 Charles sold his house when the asteroid hit, against the protestations of his wife. He told her about the rumors, about the rock at the bottom that could see into the future. He told her that he never liked the house anyway.

He spent his last penny on the mule at Cliff's Edge. It was strong enough to hold the supplies for the journey and his wife, but she stayed just outside the gate, tears on her cheeks, pleas on her lips. Charles went over the edge anyway.

His mule collapsed halfway through the descent, but fortune would smile upon him again, as another traveler passed by him, just a little too close to the edge. He could have sworn he saw the other man stumble on a rock, but he couldn't be sure.

His new mule made the descent quickly, but all he found at the bottom was the wreckage of what he had become.

The End.

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