Thursday, 1 September 2016

Victory March
PHOTO PROMPT -© Vijayay Sundaram
They had won a great victory and everyone was rejoicing.
The streets were thronging with boisterous crowds. There was chest thumping and flag-waving all-around. The sky was lit with fireworks and air was bursting with victory cries.
She didn’t step out of her home. Six months back her warrior had been brought back in a casket. She was made to attend an elaborate burial ceremony. And then she was forgotten.
Her eight year old son was out there waving a flag.  She thought that there was something odd about that flag. She looked carefully and was surprised to see that it was painted red.
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A post for FridayFictioneers on a picture prompt

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18 comments:

  1. Very well crafted. The flags of victors are invariably bloodied.

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    1. and we often forget the people who sacrifice their lives. thanks.

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  2. Victories in wars are always bought with blood, and that is just as barbaric as it sounds. Good story.

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  3. Which is why when 911 first went down I wanted to hang a rainbow flag. My dh said the neighbors would kill us, but I thought it better than war.

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  4. Oh! The last line... :-( Wars were/are and will never be the solution...

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  5. Yep, they're always painted with blood. Well done!

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  6. Dear Arora,

    So well done. A high price for victory.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. I wonder if there is ever a victor in a war, maybe the victor is the one that lost the least.

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  8. Sad story but good writing, I.B. This is a timely story these days. ---- Suzanne

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