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 very pretty photo comes from Priya Bajpal, and I have to confess that I have no idea what it shows. But it looks lovely, so who cares.
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 hate parties.
Always have, as long as I can remember.
And that is years now, since before I started school.
But they’re your friends, Mummy says, you always play with Jack, Theo, and Callum.
Or Stinky, Snotty and Farty, as I call them.
But our mummies are friends, so we have to be too.
They bully me, of course, because I’m small and smart.
I’ve tried lots of things to escape these nightmares, but no luck.
This year will be different.
The internet is great.
I’ve made a wee bomb.
A couple of missing legs should change some minds.