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 prompt is a stunning masterpiece of the photographic art.
It shows a beach front property in Medville, where I live.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
The Mistral hammered my town yesterday.
Amazingly, the little café in the square escaped any damage.
My friend Rafa, the proprietor, is so relieved.
A nearby business, a rival of my own small company, was devastated.
The entire building collapsed as though it were made of sand.
There was also a real tragedy.
A man was killed when a branch crashed through his windscreen just outside my house.
I know his wife.
Apparently he had a baseball bat in the passenger seat.
Life can be difficult and even dangerous at times.
It is good to control the wind.