Home Improvement – Friday Fictioneers

One of the great things about Friday Fictioneers is that it directs us to think about things we have done, things we have seen or heard and things we have read. There is so much information around us that influenced the content of my story this week.

If you would like to become a part of Friday Fictioneers, the weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, do use the link to her blog and let the photo prompt challenge you to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction!  It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

warehouse

PHOTO PROMPT © Amy Reese

Home Improvement

The building was huge.  Inside, it was very bright and very shiny.

The man showed us round.  “There are different sized rooms,” he explained. “You select the one that offers you the space that you need.  You can come and go as you please.  Our staff are on site 24 hours a day to offer you all the assistance you need.  It is brand new, very clean and we’ve furnished it as comfortably as possible.”

He hesitated, “I’m sorry there are no windows.”

Windows were not important.

There were no bombs, no bullets, no blood.  We would live safely here.

 

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17 thoughts on “Home Improvement – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thank you for your comment. It is sad but at least they have had the offer of a home in a safe place. Hopefully, in the future, they will be able to move on to choose another home for different reasons.

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    1. Thank you for your response. I understand how it made you feel. That’s the effect that the news has on me on a daily basis. The hardship that some people have to endure is beyond imagining. It find it helps to envisage a situation where people’s suffering can be alleviated and to know that, somewhere, this kind of support is being offered.

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    1. Thank you for your response. My story is more a suggestion of what we can do for people in the present. It makes me sad to think that we have so many possessions that we keep some of them in storage. Why not offer the storage space, instead, as a shelter for those rendered homeless by conflict? It’s just a thought.

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