Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads our international band of fictioneers by providing a photo prompt to inspire us each week. Writers from around the world post 100-word stories, based on the prompt. You can see them all here. You can post your own story, too!
Many thanks to Jennifer Pendergast for this week’s photo.
by Jan Brown
Jenny woke to blistering sun and silence. Transfixed, she tiptoed onto the porch. Everything was still. No birds, no crickets, no passing trains.
Footsteps caught her attention. She turned to see her son in his Army Ranger uniform.
“Mom, why haven’t you evacuated?”
“The cloud is coming this way. We have to move, NOW.”
“Like the bombs that were dropped overnight.”
“By us! They misfired…fortunately landed far away, but the fallout will kill us. We can still get to the shelter at Fort Benning in time.”
She stared at him, wide-eyed.
“C’mon, let’s go!”