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 delightful photo by Sarah Potter helps me to forget the carnage of last week here on FF.
My beautiful Muse advises me to write something uplifting, and I can refuse her nothing.
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 1-minute story (with Eros providing background music at the end!):
The little town is pretty in the snow.
This is a nice neighbourhood, full of young families.
I love the happy lights, savour the strains of joyous music from the homes opposite.
I look at her laughing face, and my heart is full.
But the cold is beginning to bite.
I curl up in the doorway, huddle under my newspapers.
My fingers, poking through the holes in my gloves, hold her photograph inches from my eyes.
Each time the lights flash, I see her again, as radiant, as lovely as ever.
I will die with a smile on my lips.