time bomb

…tick … tick … tick…

“What is it?”

“A bomb.”

“A bomb!? What are we gonna do?”

“Don’t worry. We’ll be okay. We’ve always managed somehow in the past. There was the Renaissance. It was an intellectual explosion.”

“What happened?”

“Their weapon was humanism. Art, science, and literature rose to the occasion.

“There has been another explosion recently. The social media explosion. Quite a sight. It spread all over the world!”

“Now, what do we have here?”

“Fury. Just as landmines and cluster bombs do, it waits silently and explodes once you step on it.”

(95 words)

For Friday Fictioneers – 02 September 2016

PHOTO PROMPT -© Vijaya Sundaram



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