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 Liz Young.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
I gaze at the live images on my screen.
I am surprised at the pang of nostalgia.
I thought I had long ago forgotten such feelings.
But I haven’t been in these woods since I was a boy, a decade ago.
And I still recognise certain spots where we once played at soldiers.
The zoom feature even allows me to identify some old friends.
I see Chester, Andy and Noddy, all working together.
I shake my head, smile sadly.
Then the voice in my headset speaks.
I adjust my controls and press the button.
The rockets cause carnage.