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 lady herself.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Do you know that, during World War Two, British Intelligence agents used e-books to send messages to the French Resistance?
Specifically a book called Instants, which contained French translations of short stories written in English by a Scots guy called Ayr.
Utter mince! There were no e-books back then, there wasn’t even the internet for 40 or 50 years!
So you want to spoil this great idea for a story just for a few facts?
If you don’t care about reality why not just get them to text the messages?
That wouldn’t be much of a story, would it?
Yes, I have released, among other things, an e-book of translations into French of a selection of stories from my previously published Medville Matters.
Unless you speak reasonable French this will be of little or no interest to you.
However, it did provide me with one of those little moments that make life wonderful.
On the image below, see who is one place below me.