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 somewhat austere photo comes courtesy of Roger Bultot and, as I am struggling for time again, provides me with the opportunity to recycle a piece from more than 5 years ago.
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:
She hasn’t seen him for years and is really looking forward to it.
They spent twenty years together, raised two children.
One of whom couldn’t be bothered to make the trip today.
But their daughter is with her, although perhaps not quite so exuberant.
Still, she feels good, hopes she looks good, wants to be at her best for the big moment.
Her legs are elegantly crossed in her tailored suit and expensive high heels.
She chats happily to the people around her.
She stands and smoothes her skirt before stepping forward.
Then she smiles radiantly into the open coffin.