Laundrette – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant go to the Laundrette
He does not visit such places as those
It’s not what you think
It is just that he’s pink
And AnElephant does not wear any clothes

Sound Bite Fiction

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
I have no idea what this week’s enigmatic picture prompt is.
But, thank you, Claire, it does make me think.
And I know what I see.
The idea is to write a story of around 100 words based on this picture, below.

© Claire Fuller © Claire Fuller


The laundrette sits opposite the little café in the square.
I am clueless with these machines.
The instructions, of course, are in French, which today I have trouble reading.
The two elderly ladies are so helpful, so keen to impress the bumbling, charming foreigner.
They explain where to put the washing powder.
I have none?
They provide it.
Fabric softener?
They provide it.
They explain the dials, competing for my attention and approval.
It is all too easy.

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