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 provided courtesy of Dale Rogerson.
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:
Susie is intelligent, funny, and achingly beautiful.
Our wedding is planned for September.
I am beyond happiness.
In the street we meet a cousin I haven’t seen for a while.
She introduces her fiancé.
Later I say to Susie ‘Tom is great, yeah, smart, serious, and he obviously adores Mary’.
She shrugs ‘Hmm, I guess’.
I am surprised.
‘Did I miss something?’
‘You know’, she says.
I look blankly at her.
‘Don’t tell me it doesn’t matter’, she says.
Now I am praying she doesn’t mean what I think.
But she does.
And the lights in my life go out.