Friday Fictioneer: Uninhabitable #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting 

Thanks to Rochelle Wise-Off Fields for hosting FF. 


Credit: Lucy Fridkin


Paulette had never seen anything as thrilling as the dawning sun kissing the ocean turning the blue-green water of the ports a shimmering orange. She was high above the city in a helicopter.

 It used to be her favourite time of the day, before violence, destruction, and war was waged against the island of Jespa. Although many international leaders did not want to aggravate their largest trading partners, the communist country Hincqua, other countries supported the democratic island country of Jespa who had formed seeking independence from Hincqua.

Hincqua had not put up with Jespa’s humiliation for long. As a result, when the sun was high in the sky, Paulette’s heart sank at the decimation before her. She only knew it was her team’s job to aid the survivors in starting over. Jespa had become uninhabitable.  

©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

14 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: Uninhabitable #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting 

  1. Iain Kelly December 10, 2016 / 7:06 am

    Nice take. Unfortunately it doesn’t take much imagination to think of this happening in the world today. Great writing.

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    • mandibelle16 December 10, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Thank you Ian. You are exactly right, it’s very true in today’s world, even in the past.

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  2. Joy Pixley December 10, 2016 / 7:34 am

    What a horrible sight that would be, and what a huge task to take on

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    • mandibelle16 December 10, 2016 / 10:04 am

      Yes I honk it would be pretty ugly, but at least there are people willing to help and not cause further destruction and lives lost. Thanks for reading Joy 🙂

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      • Joy Pixley December 10, 2016 / 11:13 am

        Assuming you meant “think” and not “honk” — what a funny autocorrect! 🙂

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      • mandibelle16 December 10, 2016 / 11:26 am

        Haha yes I did mean think. I don’t know why it would write ‘honk’ it’s not a word I commonly use.

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      • Joy Pixley December 10, 2016 / 11:36 am

        Now I want to say “I honk it” at random times and see if it catches on. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 December 12, 2016 / 9:38 am

      I suppose like anywhere or with anything, beauty can be deceptive. Thank you fir reading and commenting 🙂


  3. Jade M. Wong December 12, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    A bit of foreshadowing for our own earth, perhaps. Wonderful and vivid imagery here, Mandi!

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  4. patriciaruthsusan December 14, 2016 / 7:53 am

    This sounds too possible in the real world to give comfort. The world seems in a precarious position these days. Good writing, Mandi. —- Suzanne

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