Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers. Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.
In the silence
Large flakes were falling, settling on the houses, covering the pavements and decorating the trees. Street lights illuminated the empty spaces. Nothing moved. Stillness had settled over the town.
The sound of the jets had receded into the distance. Their mission was complete. The direct hits on selected targets had reduced the buildings to rubble and generated the ‘snowstorm’ of debris that floated through the air.
Man’s greatest achievement. Developing his skills to destroy, in seconds, the work of centuries. Using his abilities to shatter communities. Making his decisions to end lives.
Somewhere in the darkness a child was crying.