Friday Fictioneers – Fire

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

You know this fire thing you’ve invented? Good for tenderising food, sure. But great for lighting up the dark. Tak and I used flame to explore the deep earth. The tunnel goes a long way back, a long way. Maybe forever. Maybe into the other world. It got too narrow to squeeze through. Listen, here’s the big thing. There’s a body at the end, a dead badger. And it hasn’t decomposed. If we bring our dead to the shaft, they can live on in the other world.

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

53 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Fire

  1. Living on (and on…) in this or another world has never appealed to me – but I might be in a minority. My mother is 93 and hasn’t been feeling so energetic lately, but tells us all the time she’ll be much better soon…

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