After a few weeks of festive absence, here I am with my 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!
– Masquerade –
“So our extensive funding for your art installation has produced… this?”
I hated him, and his condescension. I counted to ten, desperate for Jilly to fill the silence. She did.
“Mr Rogers, of course you know that this is a Second World War pill box. You will also realise – being an expert in military history – that it is the only one in the country to have been manned entirely by gay men. They were ready to lay down their lives, just the same as everyone else. Sadly, it was the only place in the world where they felt safe to be themselves. Ironic, don’t you think?”
Take that, you bigot.
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16 thoughts on “Masquerade – Friday Fictioneers”
Told like it should be. As they say, “Tell it like it is”. Well done.
Thank you, Lorri.
Nice bit of irony there Freya. Good to see you back again.
Thank you so much, Sandra.
Welcome back, Freya. An interesting bit of history.
Thank you, Rochelle.
I loved this story…..A poignant one !
I love the dialogue. These are some good characters in 100 words!
Thank you, Linda.
Fantastic take on the prompt. Well told and a great lesson, even if it was imaginary. Great imagination is rare.
Thank you so much, Lindaura! I have my moments…. 🙂
That’s really off the wall. Lovely stuff.
Thank you, Patrick 🙂
Of course there’s a reason for the pink walls
Everything has a reason… 🙂