My People – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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.

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My People

My world is covered in snow, the blizzard was terrifying. Chaos never seems to stop these days.

Blizzards, floods, hurricanes, droughts, fires, famines, diseases–our world is like a blender, it whirls us around and spits us out thoroughly mashed up. Some people still called this normal.

The day we learned that the new hemorrhagic fever is transmittable by aerosols was the turning point. The anti-everythingers are eerily silent all of a sudden.

Fear of death does that to some people.

Others help and comfort each other and work tirelessly to make life better. These are my kind of people.

(100 words)

This goes as science fiction, but barely.

We’ve had severe flooding in Germany. Administrators were warned but didn’t believe the warnings and thus didn’t evacuate. People died. The haters take advantage and drive around yapping out their anti-everything propaganda while others work night and day to help. The world is a madhouse.

29 thoughts on “My People – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Poetic description of a frightening scenario.
    And human nature exposed too.
    That it takes fear of death to make some people finally realise what’s at stake.
    I do believe though that there are more of the kind of people your story ends on.
    There is hope.

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  2. Dear Gabi,

    As someone commented on my story, we’re the frogs in the frying pan. It’s heating up and we don’t notice it. Frightening story. Stay safe, my friend.


    Your Fairy Blog Mother, Rochelle

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    1. Everyone always focuses on the loudest. The ones who help and work don’t have time for that, we really should focus on them, but they don’t make great scandals, most often are not interested in ‘image’…
      Thank you Isadora, and a good weekend to you, too. 🙂

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  3. So very apt, and succinctly put. I too am hoping that there are more of the compassionate, caring, helping folk than seem to fill the echo chambers of social media. Well done. Take care.

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