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 Roger Bultot.
Click here to hear the writer read his words:
‘Death,’ I say.
Sometimes I add ‘I’m here for your soul’.
Well, you might be surprised how many daft old dears and silly old codgers ask the same things.
‘Who are you?’
‘What are you doing here?’
Both reasonable questions, I suppose, when I am loitering inside their homes in the middle of the night.
And my answers are less dull than the truth:
‘Hi, I’m Darren.’
‘Just looking round for loose cash, or anything that’s easy to flog.’
Although a few of the old folks take my replies seriously.
And drop dead at my feet.
That makes me laugh.