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.
And the prompt photo, which this week is very American.
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:
Windows are just glass.
In reality, they have no inside, and no outside.
If we turn them the other way they are exactly the same.
And yet looking out of a window is a totally different experience from looking in through one.
In the first instance, generally speaking, we see a world populated by many others, perhaps known, perhaps not.
In the second case, all too often, we are intruding, perhaps uninvited, into the privacy of a person, a couple, a family.
At night, on the outside, we can be almost invisible.
Why do we relish this so much more?