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 rather atmospheric prompt photo comes from Ronda Del Boccio.
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:
It is a dreich night.
I walk through the rain, which is light but icy.
The wind is cold, and my heart is heavy.
Things have been difficult between us recently.
I thought I loved her.
I thought she loved me.
Then there was that incident with Tony.
A misunderstanding, she swears, nothing happened.
He was teaching her how to play a Portuguese fado on the piano.
Maybe I am fretting over nothing, but the doubt is there.
Suspicion is an insidious enemy.
Nearly home, I see a shape beneath the lamppost, under an umbrella.
My heart sings.