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 this week she also provides her own somewhat austere photo as the prompt.
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:
They say the house is haunted.
But who believes that stuff nowadays?
Not a sceptic like me, certainly.
I was always quite cynical, even before that competitive little thug from Marseille put a bullet in my head.
It is amazing what you learn when you are dead.
Like the truth about ghosts.
Do you know there is no limbo as we understand it?
No, there are houses like this one where it seems that the souls of the wicked just hang around, ineffectual, impotent, invisible.
And over a period of time they rot away, quite painfully, until there’s nothing left.