Friday, February 1, 2013

Object Lessons


Protector Rand stared, with disgust, at all that remained of Djimon Mutamba and his wife Isoke. He regretted the extreme measures required to neutralize their threat but, to be fair, they’d left him little choice. 

Had they merely surrendered themselves for judgment and re-education, they might well have, eventually, been rehabilitated and become productive citizens again.

The mutagenic weapons employed had left little more than chalky white residue of what had once been two brilliant, albeit misguided, human beings. He was undecided whether to destroy the hideous “sculpture” they had become or, instead, display it as a lesson to others.


This story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction prompt based on a photo by Claire Fuller

12 comments:

  1. Wonderfully written. A very good take on the prompt.

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  2. Hey! A story with a beginning, a middle and an end is a thriller any day...this is one too! well done

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  3. oh, very nice. I love this story. full circle finished in 100 words.

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  4. I like it. Period. It all worked for me.

    janet

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  5. Turned to pillars of salt? 8^) Well done.

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  6. Dear Jeffrey,
    This reads like some Twilight Zone episodes I've seen. Conform or suffer the consequences. Good job.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

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  7. Dear Jeffrey,

    A macabre world you have envisioned. Glad I'll have shuffled off this mortal coil before that world becomes real. Well told story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  8. Oh, that was an evil twist of the picture. But so well done.

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  9. That's quite the punishment for non-conformity, Jeffrey. We live in an unfair world, but by comparison I think we're pretty lucky. This is one of my favourites from you - nice one!

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  10. Very good. I'd hate to make that guy made at me.

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