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 gets my thanks for her kind words in today’s introduction to this challenge.
I remain, unhappily, still severely handicapped with a trapped or damaged nerve which renders my right hand almost paralysed.
Today’s photo, by Kent Bonham, is a stoater, as we say in Scotland.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
A Tale for Children
I write the words.
She creates the images.
And the pictures, of course, are what make a book special for children.
The uncomplicated words tell the story of Béthune, a lovely town in Northern France.
And a Turtle with extraordinary abilities.
The rhymes are short, just enough to lead the reader, or listener, to the next fascinating painting.
Listener, because the book talks.
But, unknown to anyone else, it also listens.
That is simple with today’s technology.
An excited, enthusiastic child generates a special essence.
My book steals a little piece of that each time.
A fragment of a soul.