Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up. The Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture. The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!
They tried signs, but the kids ignored them. They tried a fence, but the kids scaled it. Nothing stopped the kids from climbing the abandoned boxcars, throwing parties in the fields, or sneaking off for sex. City Council was desperate.
“Back in my day we respected that which wasn’t ours,” Councilman Jones said.
“This behavior is inexcusable,” Councilman Smith said.
Councilman Johnson shook his head, “It’s a travesty.”
Councilman Merriweather asked, “What is it about the forbidden that’s so attractive?”
After some debate it was decided the signs and fence would come down, and then one night the boxcars disappeared.
100 words. Fiction. Feedback is always appreciated. Comments of any kind really — so long as they are related to the post. What story comes to mind when you see that picture? Join in!
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