We All Knew- Microfiction Challenge

We All Knew


We all knew the bombs would explode. The peaceful chose a quick death, and the warring chose to survive. One thousand years passed, and we did it again.




Thanks to Chuck Wendig for this flash fiction challenge!


Give it a shot- it’s 3 sentences!


Comments are welcome.

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  1. I like that! 🙂 Very poignant and well written. It takes a lot to do something effective that short.

    • Thank you! 🙂

      The story was triggered by the photo I took. This morning I scrolled through my photos and there it was . .

      • The photo above? I like it. 🙂

      • Thanks, I was an aspiring photographer before I became an aspiring author. This is one of my favorite photos. It’s of a neighborhood street in Massachusetts, not far from where I live. (I altered the image quite a bit, of course.)

      • I didn’t know that. That’s cool! Do you have a gallery online somewhere? I enjoy taking pictures, too, but I’m still learning the art of getting most out of my DSLR. (I had to learn some theory, though, writing about a photographer.)

      • No online gallery, though that’s a good idea . . I’d have to sort through and organize my photos first- yikes. lol But I do want to do *something* with my photos. I take a trip out west every year, and I’ve taken countless photos.

      • I’d definitely like to see it if you make one. 🙂 You could always make sets/galleries and upload a bit at the time. I recently made one on Flickr. (The nice thing is that it syncs really well with WordPress.)

      • Ha! You talked me into it. 🙂 I’ll let you know.

      • Brilliant! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your photos! 😀

  2. Wow – love it!

  3. Pulp Tone

     /  April 25, 2011

    LOVE IT.

  4. I enjoy the pure minimalism and economy of words in this piece.

    I believe I will try something similar tomorrow.


  5. Peter Saint-Clair

     /  April 26, 2011

    All of this has happened before and will happen again…so say we all!


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