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:
She pats down her hair, looking effortlessly smug.
I’m just so busy, she confides in me, her voice carrying to the far corners of the room, those poor unfortunates need me so much!
I teach them how to survive here, she continues loudly, how to recycle, how to re-use the things that others cast out. They utterly adore me because I spend so much time with them!
And how are your little ones, both well? I ask, desperately eager to change the subject.
Oh they’re fine, she waves dismissively, I have a nanny to take care of them.