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 seemingly innocuous photo by Scott L. Vannatter brought a smile to my face.
I decided to write a Merry Christmas tale.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
I am a hotshot accountant.
I run dual sets of books for certain people.
People who prefer that their true income remains undisclosed to the authorities.
Usually because of its dubious origins.
So I launder it.
I feed it through different businesses, local and overseas.
I transfer it offshore.
I am very good at disguising where the wealth comes from, and goes to.
But not as good as I thought.
I stole from the wrong people.
My wife and my little girl died with smiles on their faces.
But I’ll be okay.
At least I know where the kitchen is.