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 the prompt, which this week is provided courtesy of JS Brand. Also known as John!
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:
Professor Weisekopf studies the carvings carefully.
Look, he says excitedly, they tell a story!
The team is on the site of an ancient burial ground.
They tread warily, this place is worshipped by the indigenous people.
Anything that might be misconstrued could have dire consequences.
Professor, an assistant points, what is that symbol?
How curious, he replies, it looks like a musical notation.
There is a restless murmur from the watchers.
Professor, I’ve got it!
Heads turn towards Ava, the young, pretty assistant, who is the story’s romantic interest.
She laughs delightedly!
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly…