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 the lady herself.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
The perfect honeymoon.
Days spent lazing on golden beaches, plunging into sparkling waves.
Or sightseeing in exotic, historic locations.
Evenings they wander hand in hand through eastern bazaars, marvelling at the variety of produce, from strange, sumptuous fruits to magic carpets from childhood tales!
But, behind the laughing eyes and smiling lips, turning towards each other for a kiss, hides another, darker thought.
Enough for a new start, a new life.
This is the single focus for one active mind.
The manhole covers are suddenly of great interest.
Are they large enough to squeeze his broad shoulders through?