Tuesday, 29 October 2013

October Flash - Day 28

Yes, this was last year.
Yes, I never finished with it then.
That's why I'm going to do it now! (Plus, they're starting a similar project in November this year, and I want to get the old one finished before that, which means two stories a day which is practically impossible, but yeah.)

The Flash Fiction Project at Google+ has something new going on! There will be a visual prompt for every day in October, and I'm going to try to write a (very) short piece for it every day as well. Due to time zone differences, I'll try writing and posting mine early in the morning, so it's a day after the original post for me, but still the same for them.

Let the fun begin! Here is the prompt for October 28:

(Hurricane Memorial in Florida)

"Mommy, what's that?"
"Oh, come on, it's just another part of another ruin from the last era."
"But it looks so different! Not like a part of a house at all. We've seen so many of them, and this not like them."
"Fine. Let's go ask this nice gentleman over there, maybe he knows what it is. - Excuse me, sir, do you know what this stone once was?"
"The one with the trees!"
"This one, young man? Certainly do I know what this is. In former days, this was called a monument."
"What's that for?"
"Ah, well, this coast was badly hit by a hurricane once. It destroyed most of the buildings here and killed many people. Afterwards, the survivors built this monument as protection, so that a catastrophe like this should never happen again."
"That wasn't very effective, was it?"
"No, Ma'am. There were more storms to come, until this settlement was finally destroyed."
"The monument saved itself, though!"

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