Flash Fiction: The Machine of Life

PHOTO PROMPT© Sandra Crook For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here


“You have to be kidding me!”

The fates needed an upgrade but this bordered insanity. A few threads at a time allowed them the opportunity to monitor the mortal souls. Now they were to dish destiny on an industrial scale? “Population explosion” the given excuse.

She rolled her eyes. Nothing a little war or two wouldn’t fix. The plague? STDs and other nasty diseases? Builds character. No wonder the union organised a strike, fate worked over time. The webs between souls more complicated. The machines of life rumbled as they processed thread.

“What happens if there is a jam?”

“ Cut the threads amass.”


Set in the same story world as an earlier Flash Fiction: Thread!

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