Chinatown – Sunday Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant speak Chinese
The idea amuses him lots and lots
He’s hopeless at German or French
English is a wrench
But hoots mon he’s richt braw bletherin’ Scots

Sound Bite Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in his picture (below).
This week’s absorbing photo takes me to a different place.
Not on the far side of Asia, but here, much closer to home.
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.

Copyright Al Forbes Copyright Al Forbes


Every major city has one.
Vibrant and exciting, with open-fronted stores selling exotic spices, herbs and roots.
Other, darker, interiors, are treasure troves of strange artefacts, inlaid with writing indecipherable to the uneducated Western eye.
And restaurants, bustling with life, serving tasty meals at affordable prices.
But I am not here to eat.
Nor to browse through the fascinating trinkets, or intriguing foodstuff.
I have a job to do.
He is a middle level gang…

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