December 1: Flash Fiction Challenge

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something or someone not allowed. Maybe it’s about gender, race or other intolerance. Maybe it’s the cat who paws at the door, but not allowed inside. Maybe it’s a trail where dogs are not allowed. Go light, go dark, go where the prompt leads you.

Such is Charli’s challenge this week.

flash-fiction-1st-decShe had watched over her children for several decades, but now her time had come.
In a few short weeks, she would be removed and taken away, her caring stance no longer welcome by the hypocritical world of ‘correctness’ and those imposing restrictions on beliefs and traditions.
Her sightless eyes wept, though none would see her tears as they mingled with the rain.
No-one would witness this travesty as the deed would be done by cover of night so as not to be thwarted.
Representing purely an Image of Peace, she could not protect them from what lay ahead.

virgin-mary-statueInspired by media report (link)



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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3 Responses to December 1: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Charli Mills says:

    That’s a powerful and meaningful take on the prompt. You response brings up so many points! It is a “hypocritical world of ‘correctness’” and the more we try to regulate beliefs and traditions, the more division and intolerance we create. Removing the statue of the Virgin Mary is to remove history, not just the symbolism of the feature. And when we start writing over history instead of evolving and learning from it, we are entering murky waters. Great perspective to take, too — that of the statue herself.

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