Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!
PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook
We will remember
Digging through four thousand years of time, the archaeologists reached the stratum of the calamity. Background levels of radioactivity were tolerable in most places, although there were still hot-spots. Saijin, in charge of the dig, ensured that levels were carefully monitored.
Across the world, few structures had survived; they had all been pulverised by the incomprehensible violence of hydrogen bombs. This find, a granite cross set above a polished marble slab, was virtually intact.
“Astonishing,” breathed Saijin. “It must be a monument – there are even characters – perhaps writing – chiselled into the stone! I wonder what significance they had?”