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:
Long ago the Seer was famous across the Earth.
He was knowledgeable and informative.
He spoke the truth.
He provided a Service to the World.
He was trusted for his integrity.
In his homeland of BeeBee the people contributed willingly to feed him.
Times have changed.
His reputation was compromised by a paedophile scandal, and he lied.
Now he spouts establishment propaganda to control the unruly masses to the north.
These people are still compelled to fund his lies.
The lies that threaten their freedom.
They see the BeeBee Seer as the mouthpiece of their oppressors.
And they despise him.