Flash Fiction: Full Circle

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here.


They claimed it was for safety. Make the cage pretty. Pamper the masses. Chip away at their rights bit by bit. Slow at first, then wham hit hard.

The circular lights, an innovative 21st-century solution to lamp posts. The solar power source to save the planet. A time to rejoice. Cameras added to monitor the streets, pinging to GPS and facial recognition. To stop the unlawful. Privacy became non-existent. Any voice of resistance, arrested, disposed of. Opposition cheered, until they became the next target.

The government grew in supremacy. A rebellion waited around the corner. Perhaps what the influential wanted all along. Money in war.


    1. I saw aliens first but as I wrote the brain shifted. Who knows what the governments might be hiding in every day things? Hopefully nothing but don’t count on it.

      Great prompt 😀
      Thanks N.

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  1. The world of politics is marred by corruption and deceptive interviews. Now, as elections approach, they hang waiting in the air. So many halos lost in the process. Waiting now for new owners. (If they exist.)

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