Ricochet – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!

Copyright - Sandra Crook

Copyright – Sandra Crook

– Ricochet –

“Hello!”

…..Hello! Hello!

“Can you hear me?”

…..Hear me? Hear me?

“Come on, Sal, we haven’t got time to play echoes now.”

“I’m not playing.”

“Well, what are you doing, then? You did this when we visited that other amphitheatre last year – it was so embarrassing!”

“That was different. I was just wondering –“

“What?”

“I was just wondering – if Hitler had practiced his Nuremberg rally speeches somewhere like this and his words came back to him, do you think he might have listened to himself? Even changed his mind?”

“I wish I could say yes, but…”

“No. Me either.”

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24 thoughts on “Ricochet – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I was so desperately trying to work “echoes” into my piece, but couldn’t come up with anything at the time. This reminds me a bit of a comedy sketch where someone is playing with echoes and gets different words coming back at them.

  2. An interesting idea but I think they’re right; he wouldn’t have changed. Not only that, he probably would have been puffed up by how great he thought he sounded and broken his arm patting himself on the back…provided that stiff arm could bend that much.

    janet

  3. Dear Freya,

    This story touches me to the depths of my being. Hitler was an unleashed, evil force who enjoyed the sound of his own voice. Your characters’ conversation is spot on. I love the echo. This is possibly your best ever.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Thank you so much, Rochelle. As part of a Europe-wide trip a few years ago, I went to various unsettling and distressing places (understatement), but the most unsettling of all were the rally grounds at Nuremberg. I felt like I needed to wash myself clean afterwards. So many people of all creeds and persuasions – lost.

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