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 of a magnificent tree in a beautiful setting is by C. E. Ayr.
Hooray for me!
It is a happy memory of a wonderful visit to a fabulous city.
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:
I tell my wife I will not take the children today, it is too dangerous by the river.
She is unconcerned about me, she knows I am indestructible.
But the dog, as always, needs to be exercised.
I say goodbye with a kiss.
Twenty minutes later I am plunging into the freezing torrent to rescue a child who has slithered down the far bank.
Almost exhausted, I grab an overhanging tree, a dozen or so metres before the falls.
Then I realise I need two hands to lift the limp boy on to the branch.
One of us will die.