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, this week, she also provides the inspiration photo.
Which makes me think of happy days on the coast of paradise.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
I am feeling a bit down.
Not just because of the weather.
On a rocky jetty outside of town, my boot skids.
I fall awkwardly.
My leg is broken.
I pass out with pain.
I waken, soaked, as much by the incoming tide as by the steady rain.
My phone slips from my numb fingers, disappears with the next wave.
I try to crawl to safety, but the weight of my sodden coat is a hindrance.
I am a writer, inspired by the sea.
As my beloved Mediterranean washes over me, one thought concerns me.
Who will write this story?