“Continuation” – Flash Fiction for Friday Fictioneers

This flash fiction piece was written for Friday Fictioneers.  Rochelle gives us a photo prompt, and we have 100 words to tell a story in response.  To read more stories or to add your own, click on the blue frog below.

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copyright Vijaya Sundaram

Continuation

(97 words)

At the end of the world, the sky was very dark.  It reflected the general mood.

People handled the apocalypse differently.  Some tried to continue normally, dressing in tattered suits and marching off to a workplace that had been blown up long ago.  Some barely moved, disintegrating where they sat, becoming part of the death of Earth.

Maura was young when the world was dying.  She skipped rocks across the lake of sludge.  Those who saw her smiled, hearts quickening.   It was hard to believe the world could end, watching her selecting flat stones with vigorous solemnity.

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34 thoughts on ““Continuation” – Flash Fiction for Friday Fictioneers

  1. What a beautiful story, told in such a calm narrative voice! I loved it! Also, the opening lines, while scary, did not make me despair. Not sure why. Perhaps, it’s that little girl skipping rocks across “the lake of sludge.”

    (Sorry about my late response to your story, but I’m currently using my husband’s computer, being computer-less. I shall expect a hefty bill from Apple soon!)

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