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, which this week is supplied by Na’ama Yehuda.
Click here to hear the writer read his words:
I am confused.
Okay, I’m not used to being dead, and I never claimed to be smart.
I’m in this queue, under a leaky umbrella, water running down my neck.
Up ahead are happy folk in summer clothes.
Behind are pretty girls, frolicking in bikinis.
Way up front there is a guy asking questions.
Then he points.
Through one door I see people dancing upwards, towards sunshine and music.
Behind the other door is darkness, and an air of infinite desperation.
I think back over my life, shake my head.
I really shouldn’t be confused.
My feet are soaking.