As October winds down, we have a new  prompt and picture provided by Rochelle W. Fields for our Friday Fiction pieces. Rochelle has become our new moderator and cheerleader too.

Links to other great 100 word entries can be found here.

Now here is the picture:

And here are 88 words to tell you about it:

A gift of hope

Jemma set down the empty glass with a sigh.

Looking out the window at the bright orange nasturtiums blooming in the side.

She smoothed the checked cloth, checked the sugar, salt and pepper.

Was it going to be worth it? she wondered.

Only two customers since she had turned the sign to “Open” this morning!

Maybe Jeff was right, perhaps she could not make this little diner work.

A silent prayer went out.

She lifted her eyes to the parking area as three tour buses pulled in.