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 good ol’ me.
No reading again this week, still wandering.
She laughs, her camera clicking merrily.
She adores Glasgow’s museums.
Kelvingrove is magical, but this one, the Riverside, is her favourite.
Buzzing with noise and life, always packed with school parties, it tells the history of transport in Scotland.
A century and a half of bicycles, cars, trams and buses, trains and planes.
And, of course, ship-building on the Clyde.
Her photos transfer automatically to my computer.
I select the best, forward them to my client.
He views them as a menu.
Because they show more than the exhibits.
I get told which child will fetch the highest ransom.