Brightest before the end – 100 Word Flash Fiction

Once again it’s TGIF and it’s time for weekly fiction. I usually blog on topics that reflect hope, happiness and optimism. For Friday Fiction I attempt to explore the other side of the coin, because it’s fiction and I hope it remains one. Here’s an ugly truth that I hope we never have to face.

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Peaceful protest gets bit louder as the moment of reality approaches. A banner reads No Nukes. Cops busy keeping the crowd at bay while officials ensuring journalists from across covers best of the event, especially when half the country is under poverty. Locals gathered curious to comprehend how this will change their lives.  With sun setting in the background they see a ray of hope in a huge glow of fire that lit up the mountains. A thunderous echo follows which silences the protestors. They see the dark night waiting behind the glow. Yes candle is brightest before the end.

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Want more Friday Flash Fiction? Madison Wood’s blog

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38 Responses to Brightest before the end – 100 Word Flash Fiction

  1. eliserae says:

    o___o Well, it was nice knowing ya while it lasted. This really could expand into a short story. Well played!

    The wording in the last sentence is a little off. Also, I would capitalize/italicize No Nukes.

    Here’s mine: http://wp.me/p29sL6-E

    • Yatin says:

      Makes sense on italicize. Done. Going to plead ignorance on the other one. Intention is to sum up the story about the photo in that one concluding sentence. I agree left it on imagination to connect the sentence with the piece. Still a rookie at fitting it all in 100 words, I admit there could be a better way. Thanks for the suggestions, and for visiting the blog. 🙂

  2. Siobhan Muir says:

    Nicely done. I liked the story, even though you switched from past to present tenses after the first line. It’s a great beginning you could expand on. 🙂

  3. Jake Kale says:

    “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

    We tend not to give nuclear attacks much thought nowadays. Not surprising, since we’ve seen less ambitious but still devastating attacks in recent years. But that spectre still hangs over us, and the apocalyptic scale of such an event is a chilling thought. What’s even more chilling is the sheer volume of missing nuclear material out there.

    Here’s my entry:
    http://jaykayel.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/circular-logic-100-word-flash-fiction/

  4. Madison Woods says:

    Your story is definitely shining a little light on the dark side. Not sure it’s a good light, though! Lots of tension with a sense of foreboding.

    Hope to see you back again next week Yatin!

  5. jakesprinter says:

    Great entry my friend I invite you here my friend for lauching
    http://wp.me/p1Dwwo-qx 🙂

  6. The Lime says:

    One of my favorites this week

  7. kaafi achha likha aapne Yatin Ji!
    :

  8. Intensely thought provoking Yatin! I’m sure glad it’s fiction. The image compliments your words nicely. I admit the sheer notion of such a horrific event is terrifying to say the very least. With a very vivid imagination, you have managed to express in words an unforeseen earth-shattering event that I hope we will never have to face. Great depiction!

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  10. Oooo powerful. I love how much you shared in such a small amount of words. Very effective.

  11. Addie says:

    No new posts? Hm. Busy-bee! 😛

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  13. Thanks Yatin. Sometimes we have to think about the darkness and explore it. It gives us a greater appreciation for the happier things. This is wonderful in that it sinks under your skin and disturbs you–but in a good way!

  14. beautiful way of thinking Yatin. we can add some optimism, peace to world and hope that it spreads.

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