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 thirst-quenching photo prompt comes courtesy of Priorhouse.
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:
There is always a queue.
What seems like a never-ending line of people, patiently waiting their turn.
There are old folk and children, men and women in their prime, some couples and some family groups.
I pour tea or coffee, milk or juice, for each of them.
They are unfailingly pleasant.
Most of them smile, with a friendly word which I barely acknowledge.
What do I have to smile about?
I scowl at their happy faces.
They are getting their just rewards.
They know where they are going.
I will be here forever.
One man’s heaven is another man’s hell.