Photo property of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Here we are again and this week we’re gathered beside a swimming pool. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Rochelle herself. Thanks, Rochelle. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given below, then on the smiling blue frog. Next, follow the given directions. The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Nature Conservation & Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
What Have We Done? by P.S, Joshi
Marie remembered the lake, dammed from a stream, where she grew up. Their drinking water filtered through the sand to the pump. No motor boats were allowed.
She also remembered the lake where relatives lived. Gasoline from boat motors floated on the surface where they swam. It stank.
She remembered when part of Lake Erie caught on fire. These were the same waters where the Indians once portaged their canoes, camped, and lived in villages.
What had we done? What would those Indians think if they came back? How could we justify this appalling contamination of God’s gift to us?