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 Trish Nankivell.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
I am concerned.
I have been hired by an insurance company to investigate a widow.
Her first husband was a rally driver.
He died in a high-speed crash.
Her second husband was a motorcycle racer.
He had an unfortunate incident with a tree.
Her third husband was an accountant.
He had a fall while walking in Glencoe.
Each of these men was quite wealthy, and very well insured.
The insurance company is unhappy.
Three large payouts to the same beneficiary makes them understandably suspicious.
I have studied her carefully.
And I am concerned.
Because she is an extremely alluring lady.