So I thought it'd be a good idea to improve my writing by giving myself a random prompt, fulling that prompt, posting it on here, and letting you guys give me advice on how I should improve! I only want serious answers please. If you want a prompt then tell me and I'll give you one as well. That's if the thread goes the way it is in my head haha.
So give me advice! What should I work on to make it better?
Prompt: Write for at least 250 words about a lizard, a rune, a woman and a journey.
Story: Phil, a little boy walking to the local marketplace with a small hop in his step had just left his house. You could smell the dinner his mom was preparing but she had forgotten a few things she needed. As Phil turned the corner to enter the marketplace he bumped into a woman with a lizard on her shoulder. He didn't think much of it, most of the sorcerer's had a 'Familiar' type creature with him, so he continued on shrugging it off, “Sorry miss!” He apologized and walked off. He never really cared to take a good look at her as it wasn't very important. He finally got into the marketplace, as he didn't know where to go he headed up to a random merchant, “Hey do you sell carrots and lettuce here?” He spoke rather quickly like he was in a hurry. The merchant shook his head no and the boy ran off to the next merchant, “Do you sell carrot's and lettuce?” The next merchant nodded his head, “Can I have 3 carrots and a head of lettuce?” Phil handed him 7 bronze coins. The merchant grabbed the money and gave him the food, “Here you go young one. Come back again.” That said Phil ran off, as he passed a merchant's shop he saw a strange rune in the corner of his eye. His jog slowed down to halt and he took a good look at it. It almost seemed like it was glowing but a piece of lettuce broke, breaking his concentration on the rune he started jogging towards his home again. The lady he had bumped into earlier watched his encounter with the ruin, “Could he be the one?” She wondered as the boy ran by her once again.