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 author read his words:
I often think of my mother, and her words of comfort and advice.
She was a gentle woman, but strong.
She brought up five of us alone.
We never knew our father.
Or fathers, maybe, she never said.
But she did teach us how to treat others.
So when I see a crowd of young people, especially girls, on a night out, I remember her.
There is often one, usually drunk, who gets left behind, or lost.
I understand how frightening this can be, how vulnerable they are.
I heed my mother’s words.
Take what you can when you can.