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 comes courtesy of JS Brand, and takes me back non-fictionally to a simpler, pre-Katrina world.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on this picture, below.
Click here to hear the author read his tale:
There is a House
New Orleans is fabulous.
We cruise on a Riverboat, eat jambalaya, listen to jazz in Jackson Square, chill on Bourbon Street.
I sit on a balcony in the French Quarter, remembering Elvis in King Creole.
It is all I imagined.
Except for the company.
My companion is a bitter lady who finds fault everywhere.
The relationship will be short-lived.
We ride a horse-drawn buggy, the driver pointing out sites of interest.
‘The building to your left was made famous in a song by English band The Animals’.
It is our hotel.
I stayed in The House of the Rising Sun.