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.
Today’s photo by J Hardy Carrol is a gift to the imagination, prompting tales of far greater length than she permits.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
I see no sign of a threat.
I look at the guy opposite me.
He shifts slightly, avoids my eye.
I smile at the pretty lady beside him.
She turns her head away, nervously.
I run a practiced eye over the others.
They are the usual mixture of humanity to be found in any waiting room.
A doctor’s surgery, a train station or airport, a public service office, the hard uncomfortable seats are ubiquitous.
I try to relax, but something is nagging at my mind.
Now the questions start to surface.
Where am I?
What am I waiting for?