Charli Mills challenged us to a flash fiction story with the theme PROTEST. Check out the many great takes on the topic!

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A protest can be small as the silence of a single person or big as a clamoring crowd. Social injustice, human rights, better conditions for workers can add to suppressed voices. Yet, objections can come from even the protested.

Writers gave much thought to the prompt and explored who and why what was the object of protests.

The following is based on the January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story.

PART I (10-minute read)

Remember the Revolution by Doug Jacquier

Remember causes
and affectations of effect on war
in cities now gone five-star?

Remember social action
sitting in smoke-filled rooms with Nescafe activists
and battered women with no teeth and less hope?

Remember death
when it belonged to rock stars
and people your mother your mother knew?

Remember money
and how it wasn’t going to concern you
until you learnt the golden…

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  1. Amazing bunch of stories. Yours was heartbreaking, Jaquie. 😦

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    1. Thanks, Diana. It must be incredibly hard to give or receive that kind of news.

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      1. No kidding. I don’t think I’d be able to survive it.

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  2. I love this challenge because it is totally engaging with shares that are compelling territorial situations, moving the reader into a self-soul searching, that sorts and cleanses, humbles and much more. 💕🙏💕

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    1. I love that you put it that way, AOC- thank you!

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  3. I really like Doug’s work, Jacquie, and this poem was brilliant.

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    1. So many talented writers in this group!

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