Friday Fictioneers – Down In The Park

ff230315Last month, Walter, and his best friend, Tommy, were mugged while walking through the park. Tommy though was a fighter, and he gave back as best he could. His courage never failed him, even, if finally, the ex-Marine’s heart did – all for the sake of a few coins, and a ripped five dollar bill.

Tonight the local vets are playing a concert in Tommy’s memory. Walter’s bruises have almost healed but his heart will never mend. From the side of the bandstand, his eyes scan the park looking for the bastard – he’d recognise him anywhere. In his pocket his old service revolver, loaded and ready.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge

17 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Down In The Park

  1. dmmacilroy

    Dear Paul,

    Deep in the heart of some men is the knowledge that there is a time when they must act just as some must pay a price for their actions. I really enjoyed your story for the pathos and drama and pain of your damaged heroes. Very well done.



  2. Suzanne Joshi

    The guy would probably suffer more if he went to prison, and no one but him would be arrested. I hope he doesn’t show up for Walter’s sake. Well done as usual, Paul. — Suzanne


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