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.
|At first they seemed harmless. There was fighting on occasion, but we thought they’d merely been asserting their new borders. We were wrong.
When the fireworks started, the children were the first to run outside. They whooped for every fiery spider, starburst, or flower in the sky. We followed them, but we didn’t laugh. Something smelled fishy. We were right.
We stood and watched, but the fireworks weren’t pretty any longer; they had become grenades. In a brutal, new, starburst pattern, children and adults ran for cover but it was too late. We were stupid. Soon we’ll all be dead.
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 Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Image prompt © Vijaya Sundaram. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Vijaya’s permission.