Bridge – Friday Fictioneers

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 one and only C. E. Ayr.

© C. E. Ayr

Click here to hear the author read his words:


I have a rope around my neck.
My hands are tied behind me.
They drag me like a dog onto the bridge.
It’s a solid structure, built of stout timber.
Quite strange, because there isn’t a decent-sized tree for miles.
That’s why they’re going to hang me from the bridge.
It crosses a wide gorge, with a fast-flowing river far below.
I am a big man, over six foot and heavily-built.
Johnson, tugging the rope, is a weakling.
I’m pretty sure he’ll let go.
Fingers crossed.
I bend over the barrier, and lift my feet.
It’s a long way down.

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