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 Linda Kreger.
I spent August in the Divided Kingdom, pretty much 50-50 in Scotland and the south of England, which I admit might have coloured my normally sunny view of life.
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:
When ‘The Troubles’ begin again we will see head-shots of serious young men in uniform above reports of how they have been found lying in gutters, shot in the back of the head, execution style, and grey press photos of children’s bicycles and perhaps a football abandoned in the street as youngsters flee the sound of approaching gunfire.
Artists will paint shadowy images of crosses and bullets and tears, and poets will write words just as useless and pointless as these.