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 illuminating photo by © Roger Bultot certainly lit up my morning.
And a little light bulb of an idea popped up.
To be sadly extinguished, almost immediately.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Click here to hear me read this 52-second story:
I love living here.
I decide to pay her a surprise visit, just to say hello.
It is only a 30-minute walk to her house, and the views of the Med, shimmering in the moonlight, are magical.
I let myself in the side gate, and smile.
She is listening to the same music when she is alone as when we are together.
Then I see the car in the driveway.
I recognise it.
It is not possible, is it?
I look through the uncurtained window and know the truth.
I don’t love living here that much.
Time to move on.