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) inspired by what you see in his picture (below).
Al’s photos seem to have had me travelling a whole lot in recent weeks.
And today, as Willie Nelson and Canned Heat both say, in their very different ways, I am On the Road Again.
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.
The local press pretends outrage and amazement.
But, of course, they are delighted.
It is a big story for this quiet region.
A truck driver has been held up at gunpoint, 2 million euros worth of cigarettes stolen.
It is not Rocket Science.
I simply pick him up at the Italian border, and wait until he stops.
How do they know which trucks to target, the papers demand.
Well, customs documents make wonderful reading, so I have a man to do that.
Organised crime, they scream.
Of course I am organised, I am not an idiot.
Is it the Mafia, they ask, sensationally.
No, actually, it is me and a single accomplice.
He drove the goodies to my secret location.
He wasn’t even armed.
And I suppose I should be honest, and bring you up to date.
It is just me now.