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.
This week’s photo by Ms Dalectable herself is unsurprising in its content, she being an acknowledged cibophile and oenophile, but it is delightfully open to a multitude of interpretations.
I thought I’d kill someone, just for a change.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Click here to hear this 1 minute story read by the author:
In flagrante delicto.
I love that expression, it is so elegant for something that can be quite sordid.
And this was sordid.
My wife and my oldest friend.
Both of whom I trusted implicitly.
So yes, I killed them.
I was angry.
No, enraged is a better word.
Not because they succumbed to temptations of the flesh.
These things happen.
They were both young, attractive and energetic.
So it is understandable, perhaps even forgiveable.
But there needs to be some sort of decorum, surely, some self-control, to show we are civilised.
I mean, they didn’t even finish the pizza first.