Remember Remember – Sunday Photo Fiction

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.

© C. E. Ayr

Click here to hear the author read the tale:

Remember, Remember

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.

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16 Responses to Remember Remember – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. History is soon going to be revisited. I don’t think there was so much cynicism and frustration even during Guy’s time. Plus, there was no internet then…and no drones!


  2. Susan says:

    Nicely done C.E. and I so proud of myself for recognizing the event you were writing about. Netflix does pay off.


  3. Joe Owens says:

    Happy Bonfire Night Boris! Once again I enjoyed the audio offering.


  4. Abhijit Ray says:

    What is your protest about? Are you going to blast 36 barrels of gun powder stored under the building?


  5. JS Brand says:

    An excellent and timely take CE. It wouldn’t be fair on the kids, though, if it came true. It’s hard enough memorising Guy’s co-conspirators, so imagine all those new names, especially in a time of more equal opportunities. Now, who was it … Nicola … oh, it’s on the tip of my tongue.


  6. michael1148humphris says:

    Poor old Boris, denied his moment to shine.😊


  7. Iain Kelly says:

    The likelihood of this happening is probably higher now than at anytime since Old Guy, and there are plenty of suspects on every side who might be willing to try.


  8. I’ll be watching the news on November 5th! Thanks for the rubbish picture….errr, sorry, that didn’t come out right!

    Click to read my tale


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