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 multiple choice prompt is appropriately by multi-talented Claire Fuller, one of my favourite FF writers, and a delightful English lady with a delightfully English voice.
I considered inviting my pink alter ego to comment on the blue badge in the photo, but then decided to go for something more obvious.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on her picture, below.
Click here to hear me read the story: The Bomb
Incoming, yells Phil.
Our heads tilt upwards, we see a giant shadow threatening to block out the sun.
We are dug in on a hillside overlooking the town.
We are surrounded by more enemy soldiers than I imagined existed.
The invaders are swarming through our country, seemingly unstoppable.
We are down to the last few men, almost our entire army obliterated.
But, due to the strategic advantage of our position, we have held them at bay for almost three days.
It seems their patience is exhausted.
What can we do, I ask my friend.
He looks at me, grins.