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 Sandra Crook.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
I awaken in hospital, hearing voices.
…white van…terrible conditions…head on…
Gradually I discover what happened.
Apparently I’ve been in a coma for several weeks.
My wife has already been buried.
Here, in France.
This hurts me.
She wanted to be beside her family in Ayrshire.
She adored Provence, we had many happy years on the Côte d’Azur.
But it is still foreign soil.
I spend two months in therapy, learning to walk again.
Finally I am well enough to leave.
I hire a car to drive back to Scotland.
And I buy two things.
A large suitcase.
And a spade.