Photo Copyright: Susan Eames
Here we are again and this week we’re gathered by an island beach under palm trees. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Susan Eames. Thanks, Susan. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling blue frog. Next, follow the given directions. The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 98 Words
Mistaken Identity by P.S. Joshi
A British friend and I walked to the beach from our swank hotel in Tahiti. Our companies had sent us on business. The waves lapped the beach in rhythm to a gentle breeze.
Overhead was a tanned man in surfer shorts perched in a palm tree, his cell phone to his ear.
Reg frowned. “Lazy native bugger,” he mumbled.
“Boy, bring us some drinks,” he shouted.
The man swung down, grinned, and extended his hand. “Bill Martin here,” he said in a clipped U.K. accent.
“Sorry, I missed what you said. I was on an important business call.”