FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: Signs

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. BACK FROM A WINTER BREAK, HERE’S MY SHORT CONTRIBUTION…

Copyright -Claire Fuller

Copyright -Claire Fuller

The sign’s kept up mostly out of spite I s’pose. There ain’t too many men working these days, ‘specially needin’ a smoke. Heck even the robots can maintenance themselves. It’s what happens when ya keep on asking for more without give none back. We took too much then nature had to take it back. My son says it’s physics. I s’pose.

Good thing tho’ –peoples are still needing signs to keep people away from robots, people away from other people, and it still takes a man to know where to put the sign. Even the ironic signs of no use.

—Dystopia 100 words—

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18 thoughts on “FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: Signs

  1. Interesting take. I had wanted to join this week but somehow could not find the time. 🙂

  2. Great take! I was thinking along these lines, but I can’t seem to write it.

  3. Love the second paragraph and the writing voice. You have a unique interpretation of the prompt.

  4. There’s a lot in here – the old man’s philosophical ramblings are lovely. Is this our future?

  5. Ha! Unique and humorous, in a dystopian way.

    janet

  6. This is an interesting story. I hope that’s not the “near” future.

  7. Could be a sign of the times. Good story and voice.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  8. So true, we ARE taking too much and giving hardly anything back. Nice take

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