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.
And, just to prove that she is multi-talented, she also provides this week’s prompt.
This photo has so much going on, it is a treasure trove for any writer.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Yes, sir, she was, in fact, garrotted.
But who would do something so barbaric?
We are hoping you might tell us that, sir.
The questions go on, seemingly endlessly.
Despite the fact I have proof I was far away, I am obviously the prime suspect.
The husband always is.
But I am confident that my alibi will hold up.
I was with two friends, respectable professional men, and their wives.
I know so much about them.
Things they prefer remain secret.
As the detective continues probing, I lift my favourite model.
And caress again its flexible, slightly discoloured wires.