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.
And today she also contributes this sunny photo which takes me immediately to my happy place.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Click here to hear me read my 1-minute story:
The explosion brightens the sky.
Just for a split second, it is daylight again.
I stare up at where, moments before, the plane was.
The plane flying my wife back to France.
And her sister, of course, but she is no great loss to anyone.
My wife, however, is – was – a lovely lady.
She did not deserve to die in this way, in what looks like an act of brutal terrorism.
Even with all today’s security checks, it is still possible to get an explosive device through.
And I know how.
Sorry, sweetheart, but I really need the insurance payout.