Friday Fictioneers – Fireworks

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The fireworks stopped, the last silver starburst fading over the water. And then there was blackness. She wanted the display to continue. It was pretty, and she didn’t like the nothingness.

“Go on,” she ordered. “Don’t stop. I want more.”

The darkness and the silence continued.

Now came anger. “Stupid. Unnecessary. Do more.”

And next, contrition. “I’m sorry. Really, I can be better. Tell me what you want.”

At last, she said. “I am alone. Show me please, how do I get to shore?”


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

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Fireworks

  1. An intriguing and well-worked allegory, Neil. It could represent several different things. If I had to guess at one, I’d think it was the need to hit rock-bottom before it was possible to recover from an addiction. However, the important things are the multiplicity of readings and the beauty of the writing.

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  2. It certainly does take us a few steps to struggle through our dark spots, whatever they may be. I’m glad your MC made it to the one that will help her to come through – asking for help. Powerful story.

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