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 Mikhael Sublett.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Cats and Dogs
I burn cats and dogs.
Society doesn’t approve.
Society doesn’t approve of lots of things.
Like centuries of worldwide genocide by our nations.
Like slave trading.
Like the folly of WWI.
And the atrocities of WWII.
But, strangely, it does approve of extreme right-wing xenophobic sociopaths.
Like Johnson, Macron, Trump.
And one society seems to approve of the mass slaughter of its students.
By its students.
It makes lethal weapons readily available.
I don’t really burn animals.
Not because society wouldn’t approve.
But because it would be cruel, even wicked.
No, I don’t want society’s approval.
Society is ****ed.