The Entertainment

I’m grateful for the re-run this week and my thanks to Rochelle and Sandra. Things have been quite difficult the last few weeks, hopefully returning to something resembling normality. Thanks again to Adam Ickes for the photo.

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Another photo prompt this week for the wonderful group of writers, who make up the Friday Fictioneers Family.  Mother Hen Rochelle Wisoff-Fields takes charge every week, posting the photo – this week courtesy of Adam Ickes – and urging us all to ‘write what we see’.  This is what I saw…

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Genre: Horror

Word Count: 100

The Entertainment

Silence as the numbers are called. Nervous boys go to their allotted place, although challenged, no-one refuses. My number is called last. For one brief moment, as I join the other ninety-nine, I consider the challenge. My mother is ill and Mary’s pregnant, but The Glory will change everything, forever.

Outside, we line up shoulder to shoulder. The General reads the rules of ‘The Entertainment’.

You will walk until only one remains; to him will be awarded The Glory – anything he wants for the rest of his…

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27 thoughts on “The Entertainment

  1. Dear Dee,

    This does seem rather spooky. I don’t get the impression that The Entertainment has anything to do with actual entertainment. It has a rather Twilight Zone-ish feel that left me wanting to know more.

    I hope things are settling down for you.



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    • Dear Rochelle
      Thank you. It has been quite a trying time one way and another. I haven’t been able to write much at all, though picked up this story and thought I could take it further. Thank you for your kind comments.
      Best wishes


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