FLASH FICTION FRIDAY ~Conquering the Divide~

Posted: November 20, 2013 in fiction, writing
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at:


For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, it only hurts a little.

Here’s my contribution:

Conquering the Divide

What begins the falling rock?

This, a question for the specialists and doctorates, those over-educated, arrogant drains stockpiling mountains of books and degrees and stinking of supercilious pretension. They impose their view of superiority, concoct supporting proofs, prop others like themselves upon pedestals, then celebrate their self-creation and self-preservation.

Can they not see what their actions portend?

Can they not understand the divide they profess to be striving to eradicate is of their own convenient fabrication?

Here the impetus, Thomas Ward the rock, and society the hill down which Ward tumbles. Collecting, dismembering, depositing, he toils to close the gap.


  1. I would love this for the words alone! A man who uses supercilious, eradicate, fabrication, dismembering, all in one 100-word story, has my vote. Well done.

  2. zookyworld says:

    Thomas Ward sounds like a bold and hard-working rock. Is he like a Robin Hood of stealing books and knowledge, to disseminate them around?

  3. Dear JK,

    It looks to me like the he’s only widening the gap. Good one.



  4. So poetic, JK. Well done piece.

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