Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Lots of talk of bridges and walls these last few weeks. Yet, even the morality attached to these objects cannot exist outside of context. Let this week’s image inspire the unexpected in your fiction. 100 words is all you need.

I’ll start with a story ….

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I started awake. 1 am. His face, as he read the text, told me everything.

On the road in 10, bug-out bags in the back, phones left behind. Our vintage Jeep – no computer chips but customized engine.

We followed a planned route of switch backs and loops as we left the city. The need to confuse any review of surveillance cameras – though, would there be anyone left to review?

I checked my analogue watch; yes, on schedule. We’d be the last to cross from our sector.

We were dismantling the bridge when the sky over the city lit up.

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Now, it’s your turn.
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featured image, cropped, from Jake Colvin, Pexels license

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3 Comments
  • GWB says:

    I hate this duty.
    It’s the only sentry duty left after all these months.
    We could drop the bridge and eliminate even this vulnerability.

    But, it’s the only link left to the rest of the world. We could go by boat to it, but that seems somehow… different.

    This bridge is still the one place we could, if we think it’s ever worth it, cross over and re-enter the world-as-it-was. We all crossed it to get here, oh so long ago. One at a time. On foot.

    And it seems the only link we can use to go … home.

  • Cameron says:

    I skidded to a halt at the middle of the bridge. The creature stopped a few feet away from me.
    “Not bad,” I panted. “You’re faster than I thought.”
    The monster laughed. “I’ve hunted humans for decades. Did you think you could best me?”
    I shrugged. “I did some research. Running water kills you.”
    “We are on a bridge over that river.”
    “And that’s why I led you here.”
    It suddenly saw the small explosives at the end of the bridge. It turned to me as I pushed the button.
    I laughed as we both fell to the water below.

  • Andrew says:

    Dear Architect,

    I know the house plans are almost finished, but I had some last minute changes. I’m concerned that Jimmy’s bedroom is too small. You should take some space from his sisters’ rooms and give it to his. Also split the bathroom into two and attach one to his room.

    Also he faces the ravine. He needs a suspension bridge leading to his room. It should end right in his room. See attached picture, except no fence. Also please make a zip line from the bridge to the ravine.

    Please go ahead and make these changes. You don’t need to discuss them with me or my wife.

    Sincerely,
    A

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