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 Douglas M. MacIlroy is a rerun from a time Before Adam, when it inspired the following little tale.
Which subsequently found its way into my sensational book, Medville Matters, the first ever collection of Sound Bite Fiction, available for purchase on this page now!
It also, somewhat bizarrely, features my old friend Al Forbes, who hosts a great 200-word photo fiction challenge every Sunday.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
There is a body in the corner.
A girl, with what looks like a broken neck.
Forbes’ trademark style.
I can’t help her, so I ignore her.
I hear Forbes’ voice through the door to the living area.
Sounds like he is organising the clean up of this latest tantrum.
I push the door open, softly, slowly.
The phone goes down.
Then hear the clink of glass.
He is preparing a drink.
No surprise there.
Johnny Walker on ice, I know.
I push the door open.
He turns, surprised.
I shoot him, twice.
That is my job.