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.
And this week she uses her own photo to inspire our creativity.
My story can be read as a sequel to last week’s or, if your memory is as flaky as mine, just as is.
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:
The blinds are open.
The flowers that I sent are on the window-sill.
She stands beside them, waves up to me.
It seems she understands my adoration, and forgives my earlier dubious behaviour.
I raise my binoculars, focus on her.
With a radiant smile she throws her arms wide and starts to dance.
I am enchanted as her short dress swirls around her thighs.
At first I ignore the doorbell, but it is persistent.
I hurry to answer, unwilling to miss a second of her performance.
He is huge.
And quite violent.
My binoculars were never designed to fit there.