Friday Fictioneers – I know

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

Thank you for that heel of bread—the first I’ve had in days. I have seen too much, and too little. Two kilometres up the road, there’s a checkpoint. What happens beyond that is a mystery. Maybe lovers walk the meadows, and cows graze the fields. Maybe there is only rubble, I don’t know. But I know what happened here. I could tell you stories. But I’d rather forget. I just want to feel something again.


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

43 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – I know

  1. You use an interesting technique in this story, of showing us your MC’s milieu without actually describing it. It’s a good way of showing his conflicting desires, of simultaneously trying to forget and yet wanting to feel emotions again.

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  2. Two miles can make the world of difference. And then again, it may not. I love “heel of bread”. Such a graphic phrase, not used in my part of the country but so expressive.

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  3. His bewilderment is understandable. I don’t think our minds can really process events such as those he has experienced. Whatever the specifics of his trauma are, he represents so many poor souls in our world today.

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  4. Such a poignant story, Neil. LIfe on the other side of the fence can appear much greener, but it also has it’s troubles. Mind you, this place sounds like it has had some exceptional horrors.

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