Friday Fictioneers – Power for Life

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Phineas crossed his arms. He didn’t look convinced. This one was slipping away from me.

I made my mouth smile. “Your decision, man. Of course it is. Sure. Turn your back on the future. Perhaps, I’ll offer it to your neighbours. They seem like forward-looking folk.”

For the first time, he looked unsure. I pressed my advantage. “A home nuclear reactor isn’t for everyone. Free power for life—that could be too much responsibility.”

The big play now. Turning, I headed across the road to number 10.

“Wait,” Phineas called.

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

63 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Power for Life

  1. Neil,
    Ah the drive to stay one step ahead of the neighbors: brilliant tactic by the salesman. And when all is said and done, nuclear power is still the cleanest and most environmentally-friendly resource out there. So I won’t give him too hard a time.

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  2. Excellent con, Neil. But a sharp comment too on how blind we are to what we’re actually doing when self-interest is concerned. Love the inclusion of ‘number 10’. That took me to a whole different scenario!

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