Peace on Earth – 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 Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Peace on Earth

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Image ©Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Rochelle’s permission.
So this was victory.

She’d helped save two worlds from annihilation, travelled through galaxies, fought powerful enemies, found powerful allies—and now she was home. Back on Earth to enjoy the peace she’d helped maintain.

Then why did she feel so lost?

She stared out of the window at the idyllic image: horses in the snow feeding from their manger. Nothing had changed. People were behaving as they always had.

She realized that she was the one who had changed. She wouldn’t take freedom for granted ever again. Her world needed a watcher, a guardian. That would fill her emptiness.

(100 words)


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48 thoughts on “Peace on Earth – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. Thank you. I think it’s the same emptiness we all feel after having achieved something difficult. You yearn for that peace and quiet and when you have it, you don’t know what to do with it. She’ll get over it.

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  1. What a wide ranging point of view! I’m not sure a manger in the snow will be enough warmth for a lifetime, but it’s a good source of comfort.

    Thank you for letting me know about the bad link. I could swear I put it in right. I ended up just doing it again.

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  2. So hard to come down from the adrenaline of being a warrior, and not an easy thing to take on the role of guardian after all that action. Quite a transformation required.
    An interesting take on the prompt. A big story in a few words. I’d love to read the prequel to it.

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    1. Exactly, it’s a bit like the prophet in his own land/city. People wonder what could SHE possibly have done, we’ve always known her, she’s just the neighbours’ girl… Thank you. 🙂

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