“Now” — trembling finger pushing — send. “30 seconds to havoc and destruction”
Fertilizers, chemicals, pre-paid calling cards. Youtube testimonial pre-recorded, purpose all explained. Mission done.
The curly head of a girl, lollipop-smiling getting way too close.
“Infidels and traitors”
Whispering; doubt came crawling.
“It’s not right”
Tick-tock-tick-tock – counting seconds, it should have happened now.
A minute passed, he thanked his God. Prepared to leave.
Suddenly in blasts of shock-grenades; unconsciousness.
Later. Light burning. Much sharper than the sun.
Voices very close.
“Kiddo’ – you didn’t charge the batteries”
He just smiled and thanked his God for carelessness.
The first thing that struck me with the image was a timing device, and hence the theme. I also wanted to experiment with fragmented prose, Sometimes I think that works well with narratives like this, but you can be the judge of that. On a sidenote, I have gotten myself involved in a collective writing project that will result in a book. Any good tips are welcome.
Friday Fictioneers is run by Rochelle Wissoff-Fields and you can go to her blog to get involved. The rules are simple. 100 words (more or less, I always try to be strict) to the same picture. Then read and reflect. Best learning process you will ever have.
January 28, 2015