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 Fatima Fakier Deria.
Click here to hear the writer read his words:
I watch him, silently.
He sits staring out of the window.
His creased brow is reflected in the grimy glass.
His thoughts are troubled.
He knows he cannot win, but he refuses to go without a fight.
Someone will pay.
Under his right hand is a pistol, loaded and ready.
Near his left hand is a glass, containing neat Glenfiddich.
A great whisky, a fatal mistake.
When he turns his head to reach for it, I move.
Quickly and quietly I am behind him.
My knife slips across his throat.
The glass falls.
To my disappointment the bottle is empty.