The Building : Friday Fictioneers

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

The Building

Ten

The building has remained vacant for decades.

Nine

The dense thicket prevents uninvited guests.

Eight

Wildlife skirts around it and burrowing animals burrow elsewhere.

Seven

Birds occasionally perch in the branches but never overfly it.

Six

The meagre vegetation seems cursed. Nothing blooms.

Five

The rusty railings and the masonry are exceedingly fragile.

Four

The wind avoids entering.

Three

Rain and snow fall elsewhere.

Two

There are no surprises lurking in it’s dark interior.

One

There is only this countdown.

Zero

An immense ball of light precedes the blast.

The terror and atrocious nightmares slowly start  to disintegrate.

The above photo prompt sets the Friday Fictioneers challenge this week. My renewed thanks go out to Rochelle who continues, week after week, to provide us with a fresh Flash Fiction challenge. Friday Fictioneers was the very first weekly challenge I decided to do and I haven’t looked back since!

 

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