Stasis – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

The Friday Fictioneers is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The task of the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Reciprocation is the life of this challenge!

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King Magnum XIII sat on his throne and dreamt of summer. The green light from the glass dome gently warmed his face.

He was content. He knew that his subjects loved him. They gave him everything he wanted and more, he just had to ask. They were happy with their lives, and those who weren’t were soon silenced by their neighbours. Life was good, change unnecessary.

King Magnum didn’t notice that the window changed ist colour to red. It was a magical gauge for the state of the nation. The Jester wondered how long it would take until someone remembered.

(100 words)

45 thoughts on “Stasis – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. What a lot you squeeze into this story! The complacency of the king, neighbours ‘enforcing’ conformity, a ‘magical’ gauge of the public mood, the traditional jester to realise that matters are gravely wrong. Good work, Gabi!

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  2. Oh dear. He’s definitely out of touch. What a waste of his wonderful resource for gauging the state of the nation. So much is covered in this story. Great choice of names, too – for the king, and for the story.

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