Friday Fictioneers: 7th August

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our hostess for the Friday Fictioneers photo challenge.
Her choice of picture is a rerun from April 2015, so new to me .
© Jennifer Pendergast

SECOND ATTEMPT

The curtains of time drew the present parallel to the past.
Now, he was a successful business man, a far cry from the penniless peasant clambering aboard the early freight years ago.
It had not been his fault that a man had died, but he’d seized the opportunity and taken his clothes and identity. No-one was any the wiser, and he’d walked into a new life.
Time had caught up with him but he would not let the shadows drag him back to his impoverished roots and unveil him as the impostor he was.

94 words

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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33 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 7th August

  1. granonine says:

    I’m left a bit confused here–is he a vagrant now, or a businessman? And if so, how in the world is he going to pull that off?

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    An excellent concept for a longer story, and a good use of the prompt.

  3. Dale says:

    You’ve got an extra 12 words to clarify, Di. Though I got that he had taken the dead man’s identity. (Who could blame him?)
    I think the confusing part is “He could not approach,” approach what?

  4. neilmacdon says:

    Maybe, after all the time that’s passed, he’s not an imposter after all

  5. Our identity is entirely made-up so what’s the harm in assuming another? Excellent take on the prompt!

  6. Who can blame him for seizing the opportunity? This is very reminiscent of the TV series Orphan Black.

    Here’s mine!

  7. Bill says:

    Oh yes, the old impostor syndrome. Gets us all if we let it. Good story. 🙂

  8. Love the first line!

  9. Carol anne says:

    Awesome take on the prompt Di! Very well done! 💖💖

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