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 Dale Rogerson.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Mrs Cairney, he says, I’m looking for your son.
I scowl at him.
He is a Detective Sergeant, a big man, and mean.
He pushes past me into my home.
Is Rab in, he asks.
I don’t know where he is, I reply, and you’re not welcome here.
That’s not very friendly, is it, he grins, nosing around.
Ah, what’s this?
He points triumphantly at the 1961 Fender Stratocaster, which Rab stole the night he killed the home-owner.
Minutes later I call my son.
Rab, I say, it’s okay to come home.
But bring the van round the back.