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 Jan Wayne Fields.
Hello, Arthur, haven’t seen you in years!
Yep, long time. This is my wife, Delilah.
What? No, from the Tom Jones song, y’know, taa-raa-rararararaaa!
These are our kids, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, James, George, Charles, John and Habakkuk.
That’s an unusual name.
Erm… He’s a big lad. So you decided to stop at just eight then?
To tell you the truth, CE, we planned to stop after three. We thought that was plenty!
Well, we didn’t stop because we didn’t realise.
You didn’t realise what?
We didn’t realise what was causing them.