I used to know AnElephant
Who wrote in silly verse
So I thought I’d just eliminate him
Before things get any worse
Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) – what I call Sound Bite Fiction – inspired by what you see in Al’s great picture (below).
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.
I sit outside the little café in the square, barefoot, in shorts and t-shirt.
I am comfortable in my own world.
As the sun drops behind the parasol pines, two limos draw up.
From the first, two large suits in sunglasses get out.
Quickly, methodically, they scan the area, then move to the second car, standing on either side of the rear door.
The chauffeur opens it, and a corpulent figure in gaudy beach shirt and too much jewellery gets out.
He stretches, ignoring the woman whose shapely limbs precede her from the vehicle.
Before her face is visible, I know it is her.
He sees me, points, laughing.
Look, honey, the beach bum, your youthful mistake!
A shadow flickers across her eyes; pity, or fear, perhaps.
Still laughing, arms wide, he moves towards me.
I rise, pushing my notebook into my rucksack.
I have waited several years for this moment.
With my hand still hidden, I put a bullet in the middle of his smug fat face.