Friday Fictioneers – The Prostitute and The Promise

Copyright - Janet Webb

Copyright – Janet Webb

The Prostitute and The Promise

“Seems a pity to tear it all down.”

“We have our orders.”

“Hold it. What’s that?”

I followed Adam’s gaze and saw her scarlet dress, the one she’d worn the day she saved my life, fluttering from the fire escape, as if hung out to dry. A smile spread over my face, a dim reflection of the joy surging in my heart.

“She’s alive!” I said, slapping Adam’s shoulder. “Rae and her father and mother and all her family. We may spare them, Adam. For her kindness, we may spare their lives!”

Visions of Rae carried me to her window.


Friday Fictioneers (n): A world-wide community of writers addicted to writing 100 word stories based on a photo prompt provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

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17 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Prostitute and The Promise

    • Loosely based off the Old Testament story of Rahab, who protected Israelite spies and secured safety for her family by hanging a red cord from her window. She winds up somewhere in the lineage of Jesus Christ. Oh, and she was a prostitute…

  1. I read it twice knowing I was missing something…then it hit me 🙂 Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Wonderful take on the prompt – just wonderful!

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