Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers, unite once more! With our fearless leader, Rochelle, and a photo prompt from Claire Fuller, we once more stretch our wings. Check out all the other stories here.

Noise, noise, noise! He couldn’t take the noise anymore. The screeching machinery inserted itself in his head, and wouldn’t leave, even when he went home. Every day he went to work, working in the steam and the heat, only to go home to fall into bed to get up to do it again.

Every day he worked for the Party. He had no life of his own. No one had a life of their own. But soon, soon they would. They would never know who he was, but they would thank him for generations. He carefully placed the last wire.



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15 responses to “Friday Fictioneers

  1. What an explosive ending.


  2. Did not see that coming, but well done. Interesting take on the prompt. Original!


  3. He’s a man with a plan – I like his spirit. You capture his suffering well.


  4. Excellent! Chilling in a good way.


  5. Dear Samantha,

    Wouldn’t it have been easier for him to just walk away? But then the story wouldn’t have been as interesting. Nicely done.




  6. Excellent stuff.
    Echoes of 1984, Fahrenheit 451, etc.
    I love a good saboteur story.


  7. Absolutely, we all see different things, and we are differently inspired.
    Although I got chastised by one reader for writing about a laundrette.
    I was told it was a filing system of some sort, which I immediately forgot due to lack of interest.
    I did not plan to write a User Manual!


    • Oh my, really? They need to go to Rochelle’s instructions, where she says to write about what the picture makes you think of, not necessarily what you see. Sometimes I think I take the prompt too literally!


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