Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by Susan Spaulding, who has taken over this great weekly prompt from my old friend Al Forbes.
This week’s photo is, once again, by me! It shows the aftermath of an arson attack on a local café/bar on the quayside here in Medville.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.
Click here to hear the author read the tale:
I suppose, as gestures go, it was a bit over the top.
But things have been bad for a long time, and getting steadily worse.
There comes a point when you have to say ‘Enough!’.
People like me, and people like you, dear reader, have been used and abused for far too long, with no indication, in fact no possibility, of things changing for the better.
There has been some criticism of the scale of our protest.
There has been talk of sympathisers, and even innocents, being included along with our legitimate targets.
Well, you know what they say about omelettes and eggs.
Everyone now has the chance to regroup, to take stock, and to move forward.
I have always thought Old Guy had the right idea.
Just the wrong technology.
He had thirty-six barrels of gunpowder under the building.
We flew one little drone in.
Personally I don’t know what all the fuss is about.
Who is going to grieve over Boris and his ilk?
And it was way past time to abolish the archaic House of Lords.
Okay, I have to dash.
Enjoy Bonfire Night.