Story Time Sunday #19

Happy Sunday! This flash was written as a photo prompt. It had strict guidelines: a 75 word limit, and it had to include a revolutionary or a droid. I went with the former. Hope my strain of this story still keeps a nourishing essence. Enjoy!

Fishy smells from the kitchen summon them, and I’m busy straining this week’s batch. The steam pots remind me of the scorched, starving masses crowding the doors. 

In the back, screams. The well-to-do roll down their socks, and lift their feet onto blocks, each nail extracted with pliers. Penance to the poor, a requirement. Besides, all will be regrown with time. A dinner triangle rings, a Thai liberty bell. Time for Toenail Khao Tom Pla.

© khartless 2021, All Rights Reserved

15 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s