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 hand-warming photo is provided by Anshu Bhojnagarwala.
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:
A pall of black smoke hangs over the port.
The chandler’s shop is ablaze, as is the restaurant beside it.
I stand behind the red and white tape, exchanging theories with Portuguese Tony.
He knows everyone in town.
He is trading information with people on all sides.
Neither he nor his contacts know what happened here today.
I know who set the fire.
I know that when they find the body there will be confusion.
I don’t know how much, or for how long.
I am unsure just what flames can disguise.
Will they know she was strangled?