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 teasing photo comes courtesy of the delightful Jilly Funnell.
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:
The princess gazes forlornly out of the window.
She has been imprisoned in this high tower for almost two years.
She is allowed no visitors.
Her food and personal requirements are delivered by a gorilla-like deaf mute.
She must agree to marry the loathsome prince or languish here forever.
She hears a noise.
Someone is scaling the sheer wall.
Many have tried and failed.
Some have tumbled to their death.
But the sounds grow louder.
Perhaps rescue is finally at hand!
A handsome, smiling face appears over the sill.
Oh no, she thinks, not him again.