Move With The Times – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

The Friday Fictioneers is a friendly 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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Move With The Times

Hurricane’s only left me a pile of bricks and shattered glass. Who’d have known that the old factory was so ramshackle? There go my lofts.

Building’s been in the family for generations. 4x great-grandpapa owned a cotton mill: the foundation of our wealth. Later, Great-Grandpapa manufactured weapons, as did Grandpapa and Daddy.

It’s mine now. Renting the lofts out was good money but that’s over. Should I rebuild? This kind of housing is going out of style quickly. Moving underground is all the rage now.

Earth homes with brick walls, fancy and luxurious, who wouldn’t want one?

It’s a plan.

(100 words)

This will be the future.

36 thoughts on “Move With The Times – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. I like the idea of taking the bricks and building underground. With all of the weather havoc coming, including flooding, make sure the chambers are waterproof and air tubes to the surface are really tall. Those “old bricks” are sold for a lot of money in some places. Hmmm wondering if the 2 prior generations and their weapons sales pulled in a karmic hurricane? Good story, Gabi.

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  2. I’m with Lisa in wondering about the weapons manufacturing. The family tradition seems to focus more on making money than helping humanity. I guess you’d call him a success – he’s resilient, resourceful, able to capitalise on what seems to be a disaster – with those skills he could contribute to alleviating the problems we face in today’s world, but he’s not. This is a great portrait – covers so much in the hundred words. Brilliant.


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