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 David Stewart, to whom I apologise.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Over the years I have been accused of many things.
Misogyny and misandry.
Child abuse and animal cruelty.
I smile, shrug, and keep writing.
I’m untroubled by what I know to be untrue.
I try in my own way to highlight the darker side of life.
Lest we forget.
But now I’m guilty of a greater crime.
It seems my writing has become formulaic.
All about the OOF factor.
Oodles of Fatalities.
In short, boring.
For the reader and the writer.
So this is my last FF.
For the foreseeable future.
Au revoir, mes amis.
Adieu, les autres.