Friday, 3 January 2014

I simply want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself

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The silence was the first lie and then Jo said,

'What you doing in the Holosuite later?

'Oh, I'll race my Hog across the desert under the moon.'

'What about you?', asked Ken.

'I’ll  watch children play on a beach.'

They fell silent, too ashamed to see each other’s tears. Far below, the dead Earth still burned.


  1. You manage to paint a very real and rather terrifying picture here, with great economy and few embellishments. There's both comfort and dispair in that false escape.

    1. Thanks, I try and think of these as a story you could see as a picture board story

  2. This is a stark frightening picture in only 55 words. And with enough plot to even please the G-Man. I love what they each say they're going to do, the futility realized in your final sentence. An all around good job.

  3. That's why we should treat the Earth as precious. You summed it up beautifully.

  4. Let's hope that there is Petrol in the desert, a hog's range is about 200 miles.
    I just LOVE apocolyptic 55's
    Very nicely written my friend
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your great support
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End
    And a Happy New Year.....G


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This blog was inspired by First 50 words where you freewrite from a single word prompt. I use random words or images to create flash fiction in formats ranging from twitter postcards to short short stories.