Each week, Rochelle sets us a flash fiction challenge: compose a one hundred word piece, prompted by the photo. https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/
When I got home, two HSE inspectors were sitting in my lounge, whilst my wife flapped like a headless chicken.
“You were chief engineer on the design of the carousel that failed yesterday, killing twenty-four passengers.”
“I don’t work for that company anymore!”
“That doesn’t matter. Your work; you’re responsible. We need to go through your design with you.”
For two hours of intense questioning, poring over drawings and stress calculations, I’m on the hook.
Then, we’re all smiles. The ride owner had added a brake, to speed-up changeover of punters, massively increasing the stresses on the main shaft.