Friday Fictioneers – Hero

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

I’m a hero, me. They oughta give me a bleedin’ medal for what I done, mate; saved the country, din’t I? Sat on me arse for fourteen months, never going out, never letting any bugger in; it was hard, I can tell you; but I stuck it out, ‘cause that’s what an Englishman does.

Fourteen months! That was my war. Double vaccinated, I am. Stopped the virus in its tracks, so we did. So where’s me bleedin’ medal now, and me war pension from a grateful nation?

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

59 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Hero

  1. So true. Some people actually think that they must be compensated for doing this great service.
    We’ll need so many medals to reward all such vaccinated “soldiers” of the world 🙂

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  2. I like the lingo you used in this, Neil. I think those medals need to be mass-produced, or maybe a coin, something to carry around like a good luck charm against the next war.

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