A (Precisely) 100 Word Story
A hand is extended your way. You shake it. He won’t let go. “What’s your name? Where you from? Where you going? Whatcha doin’?”
You stutter a response to the barrage.
“You seem like an intelligent person. I love your hair. Nice shoes. They look expensive.” He plants the seed.
“Spare a dollar a day for the children?”
You excuse yourself apologetically. He excuses you contemptuously.
Uh-oh. It looks like another encounter is approaching. He gestures at you as if to say “got a chip?”
You shake your head.
He turns away unperturbed, takes a step and flies away squawking.