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 Jennifer Pendergast.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
They give me money, a lot, to burn it down.
An old ramshackle warehouse, big metal shutter-doors, bars on windows, you know the type.
I get through a wee door into the office.
Then it’s easy.
I’ve a couple of cans of petrol that I splash about the cartons and pallets.
Upper floors are wooden, they burn great.
Back outside I see the nightwatchman at an upstairs window.
They said it was empty.
He’s screaming blue murder, that’ll probably give me nightmares.
But it’s an incredible sight, lights up the whole night sky.
I wish I’d brought tea and biscuits.