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.
This week’s dizzying photo is provided by Sandra Crook, who is probably in the top two writers on FF.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Vertigo is not funny.
Not for a yellow-legged gull.
I soar through the heavens, glide on thermals, swoop and dive with joy into the sea.
But, perched on the cliff face, I am terrified.
If I fall, I will fly.
But when I am in my nest I sit with eyes tight shut, rigid with fear.
My family and friends find this hilarious, mess with my mind, jostle me until I fly away to get peace.
I rarely sleep.
But guess what!
Suddenly everything is different.
My chicks have hatched.
I am afraid of nothing.