Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
She also selects, with impeccable taste, the photo prompt.
Thank you, ma’am.
The idea is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below.
I don’t like this place, she complains, and I don’t like your friend.
Alain is cool, I say, it’s the TV channel that bugs you.
My favourite café always shows wildlife programs, often with graphic scenes of carnivores feasting.
He could be a serial killer or something, she says, isn’t that how they all start, torturing animals?
We have many differences.
After she returns to Vancouver I am disappointed, but unsurprised, when she stops communicating.
But I am surprised to see her face on the news, under the headline:
Canadian woman charged with 11 counts of child abduction and murder.