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 Roger Bultot.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Over the Top
I admit it.
I act like a clown.
I don’t mean I drive a car with doors that fall off.
I don’t smack anyone in the mouth with a custard pie.
No, I just say stuff.
All the time.
I know it gets on folks’ nerves.
Sometimes it even gets on mine.
But I still do it, like it’s a compulsion.
Then I met this girl.
I liked her a lot.
I got on her nerves.
Are you ever serious, she asked.
I tried once, I said.
I didn’t like it.
It just wasn’t funny.