Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by Dale Rogerson.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Winter of Discontent
I’m going to die.
We all are, and we all know it.
Most of us try to live as long as possible, to postpone the inevitable.
But some make conscious decisions that we know will bring death sooner.
As I did.
I refused to follow the rules, to submit to the oppression.
We were subjugated by our own government, movement restricted, curfews imposed.
Emergency powers were introduced, and never rescinded.
Freedoms were removed, never returned.
Protesting became illegal.
Tomorrow I die.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.