This week I went out on a stretch for my Flash Fiction. Tomorrow we celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S. Independence is something that tends to be taken for granted when you have it. So that is where my mind set is, our independence and how we achieved it and how to make it fit this weeks prompt. I am not sure if I made it work or not, but it was interesting to see where I ended up.
The July 2, 2014 challenge from Carrot Ranch Communications was to: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that looks ahead.
Life As We Know It
The lands before him were bleak. He stumbled on broken cement as he crossed the broken terrain looking for proof of other life. The smell of rot and decay was already taking over the air. It seemed everything had been demolished in the battle. The burden of every soul lost weighed on his shoulders.
Sides had been chosen, had he chosen wrong?
Then he saw the blast of red in the air. Then blue. White. He urged his body forward, until at last he found them as they raised the tattered flag. Independence was theirs. Finally, freedom on Mars.
So how did I do?