For the Cause of Concern

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt photo is from Santoshwriter, over at Words.

No, I didn’t get in on time.  But I did manage to write a story…one that hit too close to home, so… I went ahead and subsequently wrote something else that may get me kicked off Friday Fic… Enjoy.

100 words

Photo Copyright © Santoshwriter

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” Lorne spoke.

Damon rolled his eyes.

“But convenience…” Lorne continued.  “Paves a road to hell.  Speak our minds?  Well, we sell our ourselves with that.  And for what?  The illusion of control?  Fun?  A cause?  The Great and Powerful Distraction.  The market’s invested in low patience.

“It didn’t used to be this bad.  Yes, I know, the global connectivity couldn’t exist last century. …But all freedom has costs.

“The rain forests must be weeping, for today we have droughts.  Our distracted wants have outweighed our needs.”

Damon raised his brows.  “That’s new.”

The goal for Friday Fictioneers is to write a story, beginning-middle-end, in at most 100 words, based on the prompt photo.  You are also encouraged to “think outside of the box.”

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6 thoughts on “For the Cause of Concern

  1. Some really nice, tight writing. I’m sorry I missed this earlier. Is Lorne speaking those last quotes or is Damon speaking, too? If she is, you don’t need quotes at the end of those paragraphs until she is done speaking. I just got a bit confused who was talking. Otherwise, a really strong piece, Adam. Hope you are doing ok, hmm.

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      1. Oh, did I say Damon was a she? Oops. If it’s Lorne talking the whole time, then you don’t need as many quotes. I’ll email you.


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