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 cheery prompt photo comes courtesy of Dale Rogerson.
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:
Fairgrounds are interesting places.
Even gangsters tend to let their guard down a fraction.
Portuguese Tony has a smile and a word for everyone, but his eyes never leave the group ahead.
The Capo is relaxed, having fun with his grandson, but surrounded with bodyguards.
The crowds part, and queues disappear, when he approaches.
Tony speaks into his phone.
The Big Wheel is on the big wheel, he says.
On the balcony of an empty holiday apartment 400 metres away, I groan silently.
Even his accent doesn’t make it funny.
But I raise my rifle, and focus carefully.