Roundabout of Memories #FridayFictioneer


From the balcony of his hotel, the roundabout looked peaceful. City council has done a decent job, in creating a memorial on the spot. Today the place looks like a green paradise in the middle of urban chaos with tall trees and chirping birds.

Unlike the traffic that moved past the circle, his thoughts kept moving round and round around his memory of the event. On this spot, his wife and two children were shot dead, to set an example for rest of the citizens.

Every year, on this day, he visited the place. Time has not dried his tears.

Word Count : 100

This is an effort to write a flash fiction effort with the Friday fictioneers, 29th, Nov, 2019, using picture prompt provided by host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Other stories can be found here.

Photo Prompt : C E Ayr

25 thoughts on “Roundabout of Memories #FridayFictioneer

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  1. That’s a very dramatic story, Abhijit. It’s not unbelievable – I think there are towns in Syria where this sort of scenario might be true – but for my taste it leaves me feeling that I want to know more. If we knew who had ordered the shootings it would improve the story, perhaps.

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  2. I like your nonchalant intro, an average citizen just commenting on a landmark. Then you reveal the importance of the site to him. Finally you finish with the permanence of his grief. Slowly, matter of factly, you make us care.

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