SPF-The Auction

The Auctioneer barked out, “Eight, Nine, do we have Nine?” I raised my hand, and a man to my right raised his hand. “Nine, ten, do we have twelve?” I raised my hand again and the other bidder didn't raise his hand. Twelve, going once, going twice, SOLD for twelve thousand U.S. dollars to the young lady in blue! I almost passed out. TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS for an old bamboo vase? I thought it was $12! I had no idea what I was I going to do. I didn't have $12,000! Slowly, I crept out the back door and ran.



This is my 100 word submission for the challenge, Sunday Photo Fiction. Alastair Forbes furnishes us with a photo prompt and approximately 100-200 words with which we create our stories. The challenge is fun and addicting and everyone is invited to participate. If you would like more information, click HERE.

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27 thoughts on “SPF-The Auction

  1. Whoops? Is there a reset button? Enjoyed. I have been reluctant to go to auctions for that very reason. My mind gets easily distracted and I am afraid I may come home without the car?

  2. So funny! But, not for the one putting in the bid. Ha! It sounds like the kind of jam I’d get myself into! I would be doing the disappearing act as well! I wonder what they do when this really happens?

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