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 prompt was contributed by J Hardy Carroll, and took me back to my school-days, interesting times for all involved.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.
Click here to hear the author read the story:
Hi, Mum, it’s me, I’ve been suspended again.
Showing a lack of respect to my teacher and my environment, they say.
My English teacher, we were discussing proverbs, aphorisms and stuff.
It’s kinda like an old saying, good advice but snappy, funny.
Like, um, Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, or Don’t judge a book, blah blah.
Yeah, they’re pretty clichéd, but we had to come up with our own thingy, something that might be useful to know.
Well, I remembered what grandpa used to tell me when I was younger, so I used that.
Don’t eat yellow snow.