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 industrious prompt photo comes courtesy of Sandra Crook, a class act as a writer and a person.
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:
You know what Sir Walter Scott said, I ask.
She looks understandably confused.
Of course not, I say, you have no education and no culture.
Her eyes go wide with hurt.
You’re a musician, I nod, what did I expect?
She jerks her head from side to side.
With Portuguese Tony, I add, he’s supposed to be my friend.
She slumps, resigned.
I check the ropes around her wrists and ankles.
The gag doesn’t matter now.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
Then I lift her, slip her into the water.