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, by Dale Rogerson, provoked an immediate need to visit the bathroom.
Too much information, perhaps?
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:
Water is the source of all things good, she says.
Every creature on earth, every plant, requires water to live.
Without it there is no beauty, only desolation.
You’re a Mermaid, I ask, sceptically.
A Naiad, she replies, a Mermaid, by definition, lives in the sea.
I am a guardian of fresh water, this is my domain.
Her elegant arm indicates the stream and the lake from which it flows.
I catch and bind her hands.
I have need of you, I say, Nature can take care of itself.
I will die in captivity, she says.
Then I’ll find another.