Friday Fictioneers – A History Lesson

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers brought to you by the eloquent Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The premise is to use 100 words or less to write a Flash Fiction piece based off of inspiration of the weekly photo.

My submission is below.  All constructive criticism welcome.

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

natures table

A History Lesson

“Mom, this is truly boring.”
“No, it’s important you understand what was lost.”
“What does it matter? That was forever ago and what does that have to do with me? Landis has everything we need. We don’t need ‘OCans’ and all that other weird stuff anymore.”
Oceans. But you don’t understand they used to be able to w…”
“Mom seriously, it’s ancient and I don’t care what was. I want to back to the arcade then the gift shop.”
They wheel out of the exhibit merging into the sea of personal automovers and veer right towards the gift shop.

99 Words.
Check out more stories based off of the photo prompt here.

As Always,

Woman on Pause



36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – A History Lesson

  1. Like the futuristic theme – and curious as to what those movers are like –

    And you asked for any cc-

    The first few lines I had to go back and read a few times to figure out who was talking – maybe a space between character sections would help (or not – could just me me right now – cos it is late)

  2. I really liked the child, squirming away from anything educational at all times haha. Reminds me of myself when I was a little one. That being said- I’ll make sure my kid knows what the oceans were like.

    Great post

  3. Grown ups look to the past, and regret what they’ve lost, and that’s almost inevitable. Kids look only to the future, and that’s as it should be, for they will have to shape it and live with it. Good story. Pity about the OCans…

  4. I’m trying to imagine Earth with no oceans. We’d be like the other planets–arid, hot, lifeless. Of course, that’s reality. Your imagination created quite a different scene, Even after everything has changed, human nature remains the same 🙂

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