This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Marie Gail Stratford. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.
The Meeting Place
Genre: Futuristic Dystopia
Benjamin travelled through a desolate land. Crops withered in fields, un-harvested. Once bustling towns stood empty, haunted by tense individuals who shied from contact. The fear of infection remained strong. Society lay splintered.
He offered treatment wherever required. He couldn’t save his family as the pandemic swept through; he’d accept no other failures.
Whispers of change guided his footsteps to the silo.
“It’s time we gathered together,” the woman announced, her animation captivating. “Society can be rebuilt – we all have skills to offer.”
Teacher, farmer, carpenter – voices were raised. Hope grew.
“Doctor,” he added.
It was time to start anew.
Word Count: 100
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