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 she has selected, for this week’s prompt, to my surprise, a photo by me.
Which immediately made me think of a story I wrote for this challenge less than a year ago. It was quite good, I wish I had kept it!
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:
She says I get on her nerves.
She drives me crazy.
She really can be irritating.
No, let’s be honest, she is quite infuriating.
Everything has to be done her way.
To her timescale.
With no discussion.
She has two tactics.
A violent outburst.
Or stony silence.
Either can be, and often is, followed by a turned back and a three or four day absence.
But my feelings change.
From anger at her childishness, through relief at the tranquility, to concern that she won’t come back.
At last I know where I am.
Between a rock and a hard place.