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 Roger Bultot.
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:
On July 14th France celebrates its national day.
Barriers surround the Champs-Élysées.
Across the country, in every town, there are similar defences, manned by armed security forces.
Nice 2016 looms large.
Does anyone believe that the War on Terror is being won?
In the French capital something even worse takes place.
Those responsible for our protection have an additional task.
They prevent entry to anyone whose clothes are predominantly yellow.
The Gilets Jaunes are still stubbornly supported here.
But this is clearly state abuse of power, censoring their own citizens’ rights.
Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.
Boos and whistles greet Monsieur Macron.