Home » Flash fiction » Highway Robbery ~ Foiled

Highway Robbery ~ Foiled

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story inspired by the picture that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!




by John Yeo

The street was crowded with families and shoppers, mingling with tourists, shopping, browsing, searching for the satisfaction of fulfilling a desire.
Suddenly a cry of alarm rang out. “My purse, stop thief!” Two young men were running, elbowing and pushing their way through the crowd to escape.
An elderly man stood firmly in their way, they both went on the attack. A bad move! The 70 year old ex-soldier, very fit and supremely hard, knocked them down. The police arrived, arrested the thieves and escorted them to hospital. The elderly man disappeared into the crowd, never to be seen again.

(100 words)

Copyright ©  Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

9 thoughts on “Highway Robbery ~ Foiled

  1. John, Good story. We always applaud when this type of thing happens. A story in the newspaper here told of a young man on a train who beat up two men picking on an elderly man. Unknown to them he had a black belt in karate. One of the men was to make a political speech that evening and had to make it while sporting a black eye. Well written. 🙂 — Susan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s