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 prompt is provided by the inimitable Sandra Crook, Fictioneer sans pareil.
Whose garden looks like it needs some work.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on this picture, below.
Click here to hear the writer read his words:
I have climbed the fence a thousand times before.
Today my boot catches the top rail.
I topple over.
I hunch my shoulders, and my curved back, not my head, hits the tree.
My grandson, seven years old, crouches, concern on his face.
I am badly winded, but apparently unhurt.
The following day we reach the same spot.
We can walk round, he says.
No, I grin, I have a plan.
What’s that, he asks, dubiously.
He knows me too well.
I won’t fall today, I laugh.
He grins back.
Okay, he says, but let’s move away from the tree!