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 is by Ted Strutz, and the little tale it inspired back in 2013 provoked some interesting, if bemused, comments.
So here it is again.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Click here to hear me read the story, and pronounce the magic word!
And this ring is more powerful than any of these potions or lotions or …..?
Yes, it is the most potent piece of magic in the shop.
And how does it work exactly?
You just need her to put it on – look, it is very attractive, don’t you agree? – and say the magic word, then she will love you forever. It is totally irreversible.
And what is the magic word?
Let me write that down for you. Don’t want to do anything silly with this on!
How do you pronounce that?
Am I prettier than she is?