For today’s Flash! Friday competition, we were allowed 140-160 words and the toxic photo below.
Consider this my nod to Reformation Day!
Photo Credit: Caution: Radiation Controlled Area. Creative Commons 2.0 photo by Oleg.
The Peacekeepers arrived en masse, surrounding the dilapidated warehouse with an overwhelming show of force. Sixty stun rifles for a handful of rebels seemed a bit excessive, but this was how the Conformist Party had stamped all opponents from existence. Efficient. Ruthless.
They snickered at the obsolete Caution Sign posted on the ancient door. Radiation bombing had reduced Earth to a wasteland – devoid of all plant life, and all dissenters. No one came to Earth without protective gear anymore.
They smashed the door and flooded inside, rifles ready. But instead of angry rebels, they found a single man dressed in the frock of a medieval monk. He sat copying a sacred text by hand, since all electronics were monitored.
“Conform or die!” a Peacekeeper shouted.
The man sighed, placing his hand on the holy book before him. “When will you people learn to heed written warnings?”
Seconds later, the galaxies watched as the warehouse was reduced to a mushroom cloud.