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 the picture below, which this week is supplied by the inimitable Dawn Miller, one of my favourite Fictioneers.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Horses sweep into the farmyard.
A sergeant calls for the occupants.
Andy and his grandfather come out of the barn.
The captain dismounts, salutes.
We know who you are, sir, he says, and we will need men like you during this war.
Old Alex raises his eyebrows, laughs aloud.
No, sir, I am here for your grandsons, I hear that they are men in your own mould.
Objections about age are brushed aside, and Andy is told to saddle a horse.
When asked about his twin, he points.
Far across the river soldiers in different uniforms are approaching grandma’s house.