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 good ol’ Doug MacIlroy, who reappears like the proverbial bad penny.
Good to see you, Doug.
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:
i luv u
They can only communicate on-line now.
R’s husband is brutally jealous.
His fists fly at the slightest provocation.
Real or imaginary.
He scrutinises her email, examines all her social media accounts, checks every word that she publishes.
They become increasingly creative, trying to avoid the inevitable.
They know that if the lover’s identity is discovered there will be blood.
She stares at his latest photo.
The house has a For Sale sign.
It looks very familiar.
Mrs Robertson, her neighbour, is ecstatic.
We’ve just got the most amazing offer, she shrieks.
R trembles with anticipation.