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



7 Comments Add yours

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Great write. A thoughtful and perceptive take on the picture and on explosions.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Oooh, you are too kind. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. yarnspinnerr says:

    Great take on this one. I would call it an explosion of intolerance – Thanks God for the sane majority.

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  3. Oh, what a brilliant story, Nelkumi! I love your very original take on my picture! Well-done!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Glad you like it. Appreciate your photo and comments!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. A very timely story, Nelkumi. We’re seeing much more of that these days. Good writing. —- Suzanne

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