Saturday, September 29, 2012
Once again, writers join MadisonWoods #FridayFictioneers to submit short stories based on a photo prompt. This week, the photo is provided by Sandra Crook. Below is my 100-word short story inspired by Sandra's photo. (9/28/12).
**** WALKING TOUR ****
"This walking tour is exhausting. Tell the guide we wish to rest under this shrine. We've seen many beautiful shrines during this trip. Wonder what makes them so calm and peaceful?"
"I don't know, but this one is different. I'm feeling uneasy."
"You're just tired."
"Wonder what these markings mean? Meg, ask the guide if he knows and can translate."
"Sir. Guide. What do these marking mean?"
"In 1940, I was playing in front of my house, when I was forced from my village and taken to a foreign land..." Ms. Kim Song, a former "comfort woman" about her abduction at the age of eleven."