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 Ted Strutz.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Do you know what I detest most about war?
Well, apart from the stupid, utterly pointless waste of life, obviously.
It’s the hypocrisy.
Have you noticed it’s always the popular kids who get killed?
Never the class bully, never that weird little guy who made the girls uncomfortable.
No, stick someone in a box, drape a flag over it, and they are immediately reincarnated as the best and the brightest, the most loved, the shining light of their group.
So, for all the loathsome little creeps out there who want to be heroes, the answer is simple.