Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
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:
For Better or Worse
I nod in agreement.
The others round the table are complaining bitterly about the state of the planet.
The words they use to describe our elected leaders are vitriolic, condemnatory.
I cannot argue with anything they say.
I am a Time Traveller.
I come from the future.
We spotlight critical moments in the past, and interfere if necessary.
We have changed things, small things, to create the current situation.
Please understand, I have nothing but contempt for Trump, Johnson, Macron et al.
Now this may seem incredible.
But, long term, they are the best options at the present time.