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 is by Nick Allen, and I’m not sure I saw what is there.
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:
You get one wish, says the genie.
O-O-One, I stammer, not three?
This is Glasgow, 2018, he sneers, not the bliddy Arabian Nights.
Yeah, okay, I say, one wish…
It’s more than you had a minute ago before you rubbed that lamp, he snaps.
Yes, I sigh, but I have so many problems…
Just say what you want, plain and simple, I’m a genie, not an Agony Aunt.
Okay, I say, exasperated, it’s just… Look, take my wife, for example…
Right-o, he says, and disappears.
There is a noise from the kitchen, like plates falling.
Then everything is very quiet.