Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Image © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Rochelle’s permission. Thank you for the image!
“Take the crayons for the children, burn the rest.”
“This is an antique telephone. Shouldn’t it go to a museum? Together with the photographs?”
“No! No keepsakes, nothing of the sort. No sentimental reminders of an idealized past. Nothing that could be seen as a symbol, as something to fight for. The past must be forgotten or it will never get better.”
“Better for whom?”
“For them. For us. For everybody.”
“They won’t like that. They value their memories. That’s all they’ve got left. Won’t they riot?”
“What could those few possibly do to us? They’re only human after all.”
Happy New Year, Friday Fictioneers!
I haven’t been around since August, good grief! I didn’t even realize that I’ve skipped that many challenges. Work is its own challenge these days and it’s not going to get better. I’m glad to be back, at least for a bit, but more regularly now I hope. I missed you all. And I haven’t written anything since August. Do I ever feel rusty! I hope you all had a good start into the new year.