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 colourful and picturesque prompt by Sandra Crook, my favourite and, in my opinion, the most talented of all Lady R’s contributors, took me down my usual predictable road of doom and disaster.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Click here to hear my 60-second story:
I am back in Scotland for a very short visit.
I have doctor and dental appointments.
It is snowing.
Not the fairy tale snow we see on Christmas cards, all white and fluffy.
There are no reindeer, no happy-faced snowmen.
Just a brutal, icy, wind-driven pain.
It is good to be home.
But there is a plus side too.
I am staying with my brother.
I have a lunch date with a dear friend.
And later I will see my daughter and my grandson.
So I am ill-prepared when the roof caves in.
I hear the news.