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 Todd Foltz.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
‘No one must ever know what she did,’ she tells me.
I stare into her eyes, see my own reflected, dull with fear and horror.
‘If they find the body,’ she says, ‘if the police come, we must say that I did it.’
I shake my head.
‘No, I cannot lose you…’
‘You can, you must,’ she argues, ‘there is no choice. They can never know the truth. You will think of our daughter, and her children, and say that I did it.’
I shake my head again, muttering under my breath.
But I know I’ll do as she says.