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, she provides a rather exotic photo by Susan Eames as the prompt.
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:
I am building a tree house.
This surprises me.
I have never considered undertaking such a project.
Then, recently, I nailed a small plank across two branches.
And things escalated.
As they do.
It is now a fortress.
For a pre-teenage boy in South Africa, life is confusing.
I’ve been concealing myself in this tree for a while.
Because I’m in a state of war with Benny.
I’m no longer sure why, but I think it’s race-related.
I’m a Scot.
The only one in the village.
He, and his friends, are Afrikaners.
So, apparently, we have to fight.