Saturday, 11 June 2016

Terror Attack
Copyright - Douglas M. MacIlroy
                                                                            Photo prompt © Douglas M MacIlroy
‘They are just a bunch of ill-trained fanatics. They dare not attack us for then we will inflict on them a crippling punishment.’
But these were empty words; people in power were only concerned with their political battles. They were corrupt and complacent.
No one was prepared for the attack. People in power responded by promptly indulging in blame games; everyone was left to fend for himself
He covered his head with the first thing available; it was a poor protection from the poisonous gas. He ran in search of the kids. He found them huddled under the cushions.
He was scared to touch them.
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A post for FridayFictioneers on a picture prompt
Word count 105


24 comments:

  1. Sadly such things just give people in power something to talk about

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    1. for them only power and politics matter, thanks for stopping by

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  2. Dear Arora,

    Frightening situation.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. thanks, but these frightening situations are a dark reality at many places, thanks for the visit

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  3. You built up the panic well. I ended by being really scared for their safety. Good one.

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    1. perhaps the kids haven't survived the terror attack, thanks

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  4. An interesting story based on the picture... :-)

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  5. Good story. Chemical warfare is insane. Those who lose loved ones never forget. Well done, I.B. ---- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, i read a report that ISIS may try to use a dirty bomb.

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  6. nice built up to this piece...

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  7. ood one narrated this time!

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  8. Such a succinct and sobering match of image and word

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  9. Complacency is such a dangerous thing. Whether it be dealing with an enemy or in a personal relationship.

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  10. Chilling. Just enough hints to allow the reader to supply their own horrors. Well done.

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  11. oh woooow! what a suspense you have written!

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