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 Dawn M. Miller, a superior writer and, indeed, a superior lady.
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:
We were born on the same day.
He in a private clinic, me in a grubby back room.
While still children, we travelled often.
He in luxury to exotic locations, me from one foster home to the next.
We went away to school.
He to an ancient and expensive seat of learning, me to a government-approved institution.
We made our way in the world.
His name opened doors, my handgun opened wallets.
Our lives ended on the same day.
His when he was stabbed through the heart, mine when they caught me, bloody knife in hand, taking his wallet.