The Anonymous Mr. Francesco

(PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funell)

“Mummy, did you know “GUESS” was founded by Georges Marciano?” The excitement in the voice of the eight-year-old was unconstrained.

“If you say so”, replied a weary Joanne. Working two jobs, it was all she could do to preserve the modest dwelling the duo called home. Joanne’s eyes turned misty. In just 3 days, the deadline for paying Ashita’s school fees would lapse.

Three days later, a trembling Joanne was informed by the Principal about the anonymous donation that would cover Ashita’s academic future. As Joanne tears of gratitude, Mr. Francesco had a glint of happiness in his eyes.

(WORD COUNT: 99)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

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The credit for the breathtaking photograph goes to Jilly Funell