Posts tagged ‘civil war’

A New Lease in Life

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 July 2019

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

 
Sitting alone in the park, he remembered the tight-knit community at the foot of the mountain where everybody knew everybody.

It was a paradise surrounded by rice fields and farmlands as far as the eyes could see.

The civil war changed all that, as families were forced to escape the hostilities and became refugees.

He and his family lived in New York now. It gave them a new lease in life. Still, he missed the village of his boyhood.

Break time was over. He stood up, took a deep breath, and went back to his station at the parking garage.

July 17, 2019 at 10:40 am 28 comments

The Ancestral Home

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 June 2017

Sarah Potter

Photo Credit: Sarah Potter

The civil war was finally over. Although pockets of resistance remained, the residents were allowed to return to the village.

Aissa and her widowed mother were excited to see the ancestral home again where happy memories took root. A pair of squawking birds flew over as she opened the door. Aissa looked around and saw wild vines creeping through broken windows. After years of neglect, she found it was still salvageable with most of the damage concentrated in the kitchen area.

“Mama,” Aissa said. “We’re home. Let’s pray to Allah that the rest of the family find their way back.”

June 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm 35 comments

Abducted

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 10 February 2017

Ted Strutz

Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

It was 1863. The Confederate Army was in retreat. Jeremiah was running away towards the river when a blinding light engulfed him.

He came to his senses naked and tied on a table. A female alien mounted him giving him the sweetest release of his life. Afterwards. he was placed in a cocoon-like pod to recuperate. The practice continued until he lost track of time completely.

****

It was 2016. In his gray uniform, Jeremiah woke up dazed and confused sitting on a chair.

“Dude, you’re lost!” one of the onlookers said. “The reenactment of the battle is over there.”

Treat

February 8, 2017 at 11:57 am 44 comments

Home

for friday fictioneers 100-word challenge 20 March 2015

Rachel-Bjerke
Photo Credit: Rachel-Bjerke

It might look abandoned. It might be covered in weeds and moss might have started to grow. But it wasn’t what it used to be. It was once a place where her family gathered on special occasions.

Two years had passed since 24-year old Kaliyah and her family left to avoid a bloody civil war. In that brief span of time, she saw her life altered forever with her parents dying in the refugee camp and her younger brother missing and presumed dead.

Now that the hostilities were over, she was back to reclaim what was left of her past.

March 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm 34 comments


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