Searchlights, sirens, screams — night had changed from glitz and neon to smoke and death. Was it ISIS or Al-Qaeda? Right or left?
Many claimed they did it.
Other wanted retributions or offered thoughts and prayers.
“Attack is best defense.”
“We need martial laws.”
“Blame the cops.”
Soon the streets were filled with screams and teargas. Protesters and counter protesters.
But safe at home Ahmed knew the cause…
He wondered when the SWAT team would arrive…
He’d forgotten to turn off the stove.
After millions corpses…
Who would have believed how Ahmed caused the third world war?
The image made me think of all the havoc after a big explosion and how easy a misunderstanding might snowball into a big conflict. Is it time to sleep less soundly?
Rochelle selects the image and set the example for Friday Fictioneers. Join us drabbling 100 word stories.
Novemeber 15, 2017